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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

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 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.
Putting in a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will always be warming up and cooling down because it’s production 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 in the long run.
 
On the other hand, a system that is too little will stay on 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 bills could be higher and your comfort will be affected 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 calculated based only 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning 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 comprehensive assessment of your needs.
 
A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Purchasing a replacement furnace is a major 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 during every step of the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the pros at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, give us a call at 801-969-7088 or schedule an appointment with us online.