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 figure out the size of system you’ll need? Picking 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 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 lifecycle of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and over time.
On the other hand, a system that is too small will operate too long and can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets frigid. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your bills will be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to work with 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 decided based only on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the professionals from Abilene Air-Tech Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are made of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate as well as type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly all-encompassing assessment of your needs.
A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Purchasing 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the professionals at Abilene Air-Tech Inc, give us a call at 325-200-4667.