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 in the near future, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently 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 an option you’ll want to dodge. Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 decrease the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Carefree Heating and 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine 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 consider the climate in Hamilton and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 513-275-3601. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.