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 will need to figure out what size of system will work properly for your house. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better. You 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 constantly 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 more 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 too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Tri County Air Care LLC complete 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 better knowledge, things are much more precise today. 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 consider the climate in Dallas 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 properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Tri County Air Care LLC, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 469-617-3437. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.