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 shortly, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. 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 ideal. Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is larger than you need 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 shrink 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 avoid. Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A too-small system will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at 1st Choice Service Group Inc complete 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 typically 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 things like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also think about the climate in Asheville and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At 1st Choice Service Group Inc, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 828-551-2913. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to working with you.