What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016 What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be? If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work best for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can lessen the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost additional money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision you’ll want to stay away from. Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run more often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Mr. Air Repair complete a load calculation and chat with you on the best system for your replacement furnace needs. How is Load Calculation Determined? In the past, a home’s load calculation was figured based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review your home as a whole, looking at items like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also think about the climate in Shelby Township and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Mr. Air Repair , we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 586-262-4258. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to chatting you.