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 will need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better. Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is bigger than you need. 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 lessen the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost additional money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision you’ll want to stay away from. 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 home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. do 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 frequently lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 think about the climate in Midlothian and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably 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 you money. At Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., 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 only a phone call away at 804-379-1155. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to chatting you.