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? Choosing the best size is very important 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. Installing a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will always be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity will not require it to runas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the lifespan of your system. An oversized furnace 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 won’t be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses could be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to talk to a pro 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 determined based only on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the pros from Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include 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. An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could also save you money. Adding 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 Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning, give us a call at 706-722-5304 or arrange an appointment with us online.