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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What 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 approaching quickly, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Picking the best size is very important for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect furnace out there for you and your home’s needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.

Installing a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will constantly 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 decreases the life 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 will not be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets chilly. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses may be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional that will perform 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 calculated based exclusively 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 professionals from TemperaturePro® 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 as well as 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 will also save you money. Adding a replacement furnace is a huge 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the experts at TemperaturePro®, give us a call at 720-446-5100 or set up an appointment with us online.