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’ll need to identify what size of system will work best for your house. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. You 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 consistently cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 an option you’ll want to avoid. 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 smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Temperature Control complete 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. 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 Macon and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Air Temperature Control, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 478-784-1109. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.