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 rapidly approaching, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Selecting 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 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 continuously 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 decreases the life of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and in the long run. On the other hand, a system that is undersized will run too long and will not be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets frigid. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses may be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to work with a pro that will complete 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 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 Premier HVAC Services LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to give 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 complete 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 huge 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the experts at Premier HVAC Services LLC, give us a call at 717-597-9900 or arrange an appointment with us online.