AC and Furnace installation

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 on the horizon, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the right 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 continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts 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 undersized will operate 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 could be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional that will do 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 made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the professionals from Cool Power 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 and 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 could also save you money. Purchasing 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 professionals at Cool Power LLC , give us a call at 631-360-2665 or arrange an appointment with us online.