What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016 What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be? If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, the first step is to figure out what size of system will work best for your house. Having an appropriately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better. Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install 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 constantly cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can shrink the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost extra money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is an option you’ll want to stay away from. Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than you need. 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 too-small system will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. perform 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine 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 think about the climate in Utica and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than coming up with a calculation based on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Main Heating & Cooling, Inc., we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 586-731-0950. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to chatting you.