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, the first step is to identify what size of system will work best for your indoor space. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a little research, you’ll be able to 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 choose 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 consistently cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 stay away from. Then there are the issues 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 exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Anderson Heating & A/C perform a load calculation and consult 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 typically lead to inappropriate 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 things 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 Carson City and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than coming up with a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Anderson Heating & A/C, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 775-882-8154. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to working with you.