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, the first step is to identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll be able to 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 pick a system that is too large. A system that is larger than you need 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 lessen the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost additional 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 issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. do a load calculation and confer 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 often 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 factors like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also think about the climate in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc., we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 419-592-4756. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to chatting you.