What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016 What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be? If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best. Your home 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 constantly 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 more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is an option 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 home, 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 shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Scott Temperature perform 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often 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 Lawrence and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Scott Temperature, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 785-843-2244. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to working with you.