What 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? Picking the correct size is crucial 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.
Buying a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s production will not require it to workas 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 system 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 can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets frigid. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses may be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to talk to 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 decided based exclusively on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the experts from Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate and type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly comprehensive assessment of your needs.
A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Adding 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc, give us a call at 715-301-0256.