What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be? You’ve come to the point where it’s time for a furnace replacement or perhaps you see this point on the horizon, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the right 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 always be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity 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 lifecycle of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and down the road. On the other hand, a system that is too small will operate too long and can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses could be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to talk to 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 determined based exclusively 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 experts from Assured Appliance and Heating & Air 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 complete assessment of your needs. A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Adding a replacement furnace is a big decision, which is why we want to be 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 professionals at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air, give us a call at 847-293-0047 or set up an appointment with us online.