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 soon, the first step is to identify what size of system will work best for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll be able to 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 pick a system that is too large. A system that is too large 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 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 a decision you’ll want to dodge. 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 house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Point 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 determined based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will examine 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 consider the climate in Plover and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Point Heating & Cooling, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 715-345-1979. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to chatting you.