What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016What 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 approaching quickly, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Picking the best 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 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 lifespan 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 stay on too long and can’t 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 speak with 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 calculated based solely on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the pros from Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, 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. An accurately 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the experts at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc., give us a call at 785-357-6200 or set up an appointment with us online.