What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be? You’ve come to 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? Selecting the correct size is critical for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect furnace out there for you and your budget. 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 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 lifecycle 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 small will operate too long and will not be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets frigid. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs may be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with a pro that will perform 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 solely 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 experts from All Seasons Heating & A/C Co 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 in addition to 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 could also save you money. Purchasing a replacement furnace is a big 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 during every step of the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the pros at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co, give us a call at 812-332-9100 or set up an appointment with us online.