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 decide the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the correct size is critical 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.
Installing 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 operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn reduces the lifespan of your system. An oversized furnace will cost you more money up front and over time.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will run too long and will not be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets chilly. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs may be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to speak with a pro 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 decided based exclusively on square footage and was often erroneous. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the pros from Moyer Total Indoor Comfort will study your home as a whole and then be able to give 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. Buying 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 experts at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort, give us a call at 484-646-3363.