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 shortly, the first step is to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 challenges with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Lycoming Heating Company do 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review 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 take into consideration the climate in Williamsport and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than coming up with a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Lycoming Heating Company, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 570-244-2510. We look forward to working with you.

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