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 soon, the first step is to determine what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an appropriately 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 better. 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 consistently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 a decision you’ll want to avoid. Then there are the challenges with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will study 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 take into consideration the climate in Denver and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably 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 you money. At Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 303-452-4146. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.