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, you will need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better. You will waste a lot of energy and money if you install 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 frequently 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 decision you’ll want to stay away from. Then there are the problems 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 minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling 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 increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. 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 consider the climate in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 816-286-7258. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.