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 soon, the first step is to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best. Your home 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 frequently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can shrink 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 an option you’ll want to avoid. Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A smaller than needed 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 sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Clean Air HVAC do 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 figured based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise now. 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 think about the climate in Pacheco and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than coming up with a calculation based on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Clean Air HVAC, we understand that getting 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 925-689-7017. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to helping you.