What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What 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 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 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 always be warming up and cooling down because it’s production will not require it to runas 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 system will cost you more money up front and in the long run.

On the other hand, a system that is undersized will run 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 may be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional that will complete 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 solely 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 experts from AW Heating & Air Conditioning 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 in addition to type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly all-encompassing assessment of your needs.

A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Buying a replacement furnace is a huge 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the experts at AW Heating & Air Conditioning, give us a call at 402-438-7992 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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