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 will need to figure out what size of system will work properly for your house. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some 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 install a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too big 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 shrink 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 avoid. Then there are the challenges 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 decrease 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 Craig's Heating & Cooling 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will review your home as a whole, looking at things like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Bountiful and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Craig's Heating & Cooling, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 801-295-3357. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to chatting you.