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 on the horizon, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Picking the correct size is critical 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 continuously 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 lifecycle 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 run too long and will not be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets frigid. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses will be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to talk to an expert that will perform 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 decided 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 Twin Air LLC 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 in addition to type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly all-encompassing assessment of your needs. A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the professionals at Twin Air LLC, give us a call at 703-754-1062 or set up an appointment with us online.