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? Choosing the correct size is very important 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.
Buying a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will always 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 reduces the life 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 won’t be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your bills could be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to talk to a professional that will do a load calculation and advise you on the best system for your needs.
How is Load Calculation Determined?
A home’s load calculation used to be determined based solely on square footage and was often erroneous. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the pros from J.L. Brady Company LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are made 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 all-encompassing 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 make sure 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 pros at J.L. Brady Company LLC, give us a call at 309-517-7511.