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 determine the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the right 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 comfort 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 constantly be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the life of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and over time. On the other hand, a system that is undersized will run too long and can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets frigid. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs 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 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 wrong. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the professionals from Triton HVAC & Refrigeration 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 all-encompassing assessment of your needs. An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Adding a replacement furnace is a huge 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 professionals at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration, give us a call at 719-332-3458 or set up an appointment with us online.