What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016What 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? Choosing the right size is crucial for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect furnace out there for you and your comfort 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 constantly be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity 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 unit will cost you more money up front and down the road. On the other hand, a system that is too small will run too long and can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses 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 correct system for your needs. How is Load Calculation Determined? A home’s load calculation used to be determined based only 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate in addition to 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. Purchasing 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the professionals at Dynamic Comfort Solutions, give us a call at 704-485-5506 or set up an appointment with us online.