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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

You’ve reached the point where it’s time for a furnace replacement or perhaps you see this point approaching quickly, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Selecting 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 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 constantly 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 decreases the lifecycle of your system. An oversized furnace will cost you more money up front and down the road.

On the other hand, a system that is too little will stay on too long and will not be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your bills could be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to work with 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 calculated based only 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 AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed of 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 all-encompassing 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 big 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the professionals at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC, give us a call at 479-372-4304 or schedule an appointment with us online.