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 identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better. You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick 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 dodge. Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more often to try to heat your home, 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Schagrin Gas Company do 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 typically lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will study 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 Middletown and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing a calculation based on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Schagrin Gas Company, we understand that purchasing 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 302-658-2000. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.