What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016What 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 decide the size of system you’ll need? Selecting 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 home’s 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 workas 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 unit will cost you more money up front and over time. On the other hand, a system that is undersized will run too long and can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs will be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to talk to an expert 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 determined based exclusively 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 Arrings A/C & Heating will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer 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 complete assessment of your needs. A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Adding 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 Arrings A/C & Heating, give us a call at 281-713-8304 or arrange an appointment with us online.