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 figure out the size of system you’ll need? Choosing 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 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 constantly 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 reduces 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 operate too long and can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets chilly. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your bills 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 best system for your needs.

How is Load Calculation Determined?

A home’s load calculation used to be determined based exclusively 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 Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are made 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 could also save you money. Purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge 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 Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, give us a call at 256-270-1196.

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