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 on the horizon, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the right size is crucial 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. 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 productivity 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 lifespan of your system. An oversized furnace will cost you more money up front and in the long run. On the other hand, a system that is undersized will stay on too long and will not be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs will be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to work with 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 determined based exclusively on square footage and was often erroneous. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the professionals from Wolfe & Sons Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer 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 huge decision, which is why we want to be sure 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 Wolfe & Sons Inc, give us a call at 614-451-0846 or schedule an appointment with us online.