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 shortly, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work best for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll 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 install 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 frequently cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can shrink 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 too small. 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 too-small system will work harder, which will shorten 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 Total Comfort perform 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 determined based only on square footage. This method typically lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved 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 take into consideration the climate in Franklin Lakes and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Total Comfort, we understand that buying 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 201-891-1333. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to chatting you.