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 in the near future, you will need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which can mean 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 choice 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 space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. 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 consider the climate in Bloomington 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 appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At All Seasons Heating & A/C Co, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 812-332-9100. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to chatting you.