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 decide the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the correct size is crucial 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 output will not require it to operateas 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 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 can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your bills could be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional 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 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 professionals from Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., 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 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 will 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 pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., give us a call at 803-265-4208.