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 rapidly approaching, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the best size is crucial for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect furnace out there for you and your home’s needs.
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 runas 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 in the long run.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will operate too long and won’t be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your bills may be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to work with an expert that will complete a load calculation and advise you on the right 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 HCE Systems Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include 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 complete assessment of your needs.
A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can 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 pros at HCE Systems Inc, give us a call at 276-302-0076.