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, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll select 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 too large. A system that is too large 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 extra money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is an option 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 work. A system that is too small will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at McCune Heating & Cooling complete 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 often lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine 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 think about the climate in Augusta 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 costs. At McCune Heating & Cooling, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 316-733-9123. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to working with you.