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 rapidly approaching, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Selecting 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. 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 hurts the lifespan of your system. An oversized furnace will cost you more money up front and over time. On the other hand, a system that is too little will stay on too long and will not be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your bills may be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to speak with a pro that will complete 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 calculated based only on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the professionals from Airtronic Heating & Cooling 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 in addition to type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly complete assessment of your needs. An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could also save you money. Buying a replacement furnace is a huge 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the professionals at Airtronic Heating & Cooling, give us a call at 313-537-8111 or set up an appointment with us online.