What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016 What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be? If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work best for your home. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll select 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 larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly 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 extra 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 problems 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 system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will study 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 Columbia and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Alltemp Comfort Services LLC, 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 just a phone call away at 803-318-6995. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to helping you.