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 on the horizon, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the correct 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.

Installing a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will continuously 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 decreases the lifespan of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and in the long run.

On the other hand, a system that is too little will run too long and won’t be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets chilly. An improperly 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 talk to 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 decided based solely on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the experts from Branson HVAC, LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide 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.

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 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 pros at Branson HVAC, LLC, give us a call at 417-319-1779.

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