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 will need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is critical 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 better. Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which means 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 an option you’ll want to dodge. Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than you need. 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 exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc do 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method typically lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will review 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 take into consideration the climate in Wisconsin Rapids and how many 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 715-421-5555. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to chatting you.