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 approaching quickly, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Picking 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.

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 runas 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 system will cost you more money up front and over time.

On the other hand, a system that is undersized will stay on too long and won’t be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets chilly. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses will be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to work with a pro 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 calculated based only on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the experts from Boyles Mechanical LLC 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 as well as 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 will also save you money. Adding 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the professionals at Boyles Mechanical LLC, give us a call at 866-326-9537.

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