What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

You’ve reached the point where it’s time for a furnace replacement or perhaps you see this point rapidly approaching, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Picking 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.

Installing 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 operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the lifecycle of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and in the long run.

On the other hand, a system that is undersized 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 energy costs will be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to talk to a pro that will perform a load calculation and advise you on the correct system for your needs.

How is Load Calculation Determined?

A home’s load calculation used to be calculated 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 pros from Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate in addition to 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 can also save you money. Adding a replacement furnace is a big decision, which is why we want to ensure your system will meet or exceed all of your needs. We are here to help you along during every step of the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the professionals at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc, give us a call at 262-358-9468.

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