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 rapidly approaching, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the correct 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.
Buying a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will always be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the life of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
On the other hand, a system that is too small will run too long and can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets frigid. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses will be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to work with a professional that will do a load calculation and advise you on the right system for your needs.
How is Load Calculation Determined?
A home’s load calculation used to be determined based only on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the pros from Point Heating & Cooling will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate and type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly complete assessment of your needs.
An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Buying a replacement furnace is a major 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 during every step of the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the experts at Point Heating & Cooling, give us a call at 715-504-0533.