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 on the horizon, but how do you determine 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.
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 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 cold. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses will be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to talk to a pro that will complete 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 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 Siloam Springs Heating & AC 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 correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Adding 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the experts at Siloam Springs Heating & AC, give us a call at 479-308-8176.