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 accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. 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 pick a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently 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 choice you’ll want to dodge. Then there are the challenges with a system that is too small. 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 smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Quality Solutions 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved 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 take into consideration the climate in Grove City and how many 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 properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Air Quality Solutions, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 614-871-4144. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to working with you.