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 shortly, the first step is to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having an appropriately 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 ideal. You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose 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 reduce 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 stay away from. Then there are the problems 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 exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Quality Refrigeration complete 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 Baltimore and how many 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 appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Quality Refrigeration, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 410-355-6010. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.