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 best for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 choice you’ll want to avoid. Then there are the problems with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too 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 minimize the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Abilene Air-Tech Inc 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 frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will review 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 Abilene and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Abilene Air-Tech Inc, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 325-692-5850. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.