What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

You’ve reached the point where it’s time for a furnace replacement or perhaps you see this point on the horizon, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the right size is critical for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect furnace out there for you and your budget.

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

Putting in a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s production will not require it to operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the life of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and down the road.

On the other hand, a system that is undersized will stay on too long and won’t be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets chilly. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your bills will be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional that will complete a load calculation and advise you on the best system for your needs.

How is Load Calculation Determined?

A home’s load calculation used to be calculated based solely on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the pros from Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate as well as type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly all-encompassing assessment of your needs.

A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could also save you money. Purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision, which is why we want to make sure your system will meet or exceed all of your needs. We are here to help you along for every step of the way. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the experts at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., give us a call at 862-345-6896.

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