What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can reduce the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the problems with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, 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 chat 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine your home as a whole, looking at factors 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Street Heating and Cooling, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 605-206-3915. We look forward to working with you.

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