What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016 What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be? If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work best for your house. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. Your home 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 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 a decision you’ll want to avoid. 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 home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Mitchell Heating perform 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and better 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 Colorado Springs and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Mitchell Heating, we understand that buying 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 719-596-6677. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.