What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be? You’ve found yourself the point where it’s time for a furnace replacement or perhaps you see this point rapidly approaching, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the best size is crucial 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 productivity will not require it to runas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn reduces the life of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and over time. On the other hand, a system that is too small will run too long and won’t be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An inadequately 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 pro 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 only on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the professionals from Tri County Air Care LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to give 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 could also save you money. Adding 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the pros at Tri County Air Care LLC, give us a call at 469-617-3437 or set up an appointment with us online.