What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016What 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 determine the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the right 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 constantly 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 system 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 can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses could be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to work 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 only 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 professionals from Air Quality Solutions will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed 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 comprehensive assessment of your needs. A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge 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 pros at Air Quality Solutions, give us a call at 614-871-4144 or arrange an appointment with us online.