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 properly for your indoor space. Having an appropriately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best. You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose 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 constantly cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can lessen the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a choice you’ll want to dodge. Then there are the challenges with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Dynamic Comfort Solutions perform 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 frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will study 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 consider the climate in Locust and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Dynamic Comfort Solutions, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 704-485-5506. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to working with you.