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 in the near future, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work best for your house. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll select 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 choose 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 frequently 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 more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision you’ll want to avoid. Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A too-small system will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine 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 take into consideration the climate in Wyandotte and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 734-284-1224. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to helping you.