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 rapidly approaching, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the correct size is crucial for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect furnace out there for you and your comfort needs.

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 productivity will not require it to workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the lifespan of your system. An oversized furnace will cost you more money up front and down the road.

On the other hand, a system that is undersized will run too long and can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets chilly. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses will be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with a pro that will do a load calculation and advise you on the correct system for your needs.

How is Load Calculation Determined?

A home’s load calculation used to be determined based exclusively on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the professionals from True Temp Heating & Air Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed of 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 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 ensure 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 professionals at True Temp Heating & Air Inc, give us a call at 706-695-7492 or set up an appointment with us online.

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