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 on the horizon, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Picking the correct 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 output will not require it to runas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the life of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and down the road. 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 chilly. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your bills could be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to speak with an expert 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 decided based solely 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 pros from Kowalski Heating & Cooling will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are made 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. A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Buying a replacement furnace is a major 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 Kowalski Heating & Cooling, give us a call at 724-745-7404 or set up an appointment with us online.