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 approaching quickly, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Picking 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. Putting in a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the lifespan of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and over time. On the other hand, a system that is too small will stay on 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 bills may be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with a pro that will complete a load calculation and advise you on the right 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 evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the professionals from Effective Service Group, LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed 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 correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Buying a replacement furnace is a big 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the experts at Effective Service Group, LLC, give us a call at 973-884-0065 or arrange an appointment with us online.