What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?02/29/2016 What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be? If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some research, you’ll select 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 install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently 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 more 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 more often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A too-small system 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 appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating do 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 frequently lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine 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 Wharton and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we understand that buying 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 979-532-2511. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.