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 shortly, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best. You will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is too large. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 dodge. Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc do a load calculation and consult 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review your home as a whole, looking at factors like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Huntsville and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 256-801-4701. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to working with you.