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 shortly, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better. Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is too large. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which causes 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 a choice you’ll want to dodge. 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 exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. do 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 take into consideration the climate in Scottsboro and the number of 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Southern Heating & Cooling 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 only a phone call away at 256-574-1300. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.