What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, the first step is to figure out what size of system will work best for your house. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can reduce the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost additional money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision you’ll want to avoid.
Then there are the issues with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Street Heating and Cooling complete a load calculation and confer with you on the best system for your replacement furnace needs.
How is Load Calculation Determined?
In the past, a home’s load calculation was determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will study your home as a whole, looking at items like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Rapid City and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Street Heating and Cooling, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 605-206-3915. We look forward to helping you.