What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What 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 decide the size of system you’ll need? Selecting 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.

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 workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn reduces the lifecycle of your system. An oversized furnace 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 frigid. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your bills could be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to talk to an expert that will complete 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 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 Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating 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 comprehensive assessment of your needs.

A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Buying 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 Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating, give us a call at 314-262-4541.