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 soon, you will need to determine what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. 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 household will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is too large. 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 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 a decision you’ll want to avoid. Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A too-small system will work harder, which will minimize 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. complete a load calculation and confer 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 increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine 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 think about the climate in Madera and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc., we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 559-675-1681. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to helping you.