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 will need to identify what size of system will work best for your home. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. Your household 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 can mean extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 choice you’ll want to stay away from. Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 work. A too-small system will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC do 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 often lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will study your home as a whole, looking at items like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also think about the climate in Peoria and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 309-437-2703. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.