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 shortly, you will need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently 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 dodge. 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc 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 incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased 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 Springfield and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than coming up with a calculation created on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Bormida Mechanical Services Inc, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 217-210-2662. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to helping you.