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, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. 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. Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is bigger than you need. 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 can mean 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 choice 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 too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. 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 adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Cytech Heating & Cooling 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 figured based only on square footage. This method frequently 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 things like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also think about the climate in the Upper Rio Grande Valley and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly 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 you money. At Cytech Heating & Cooling, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 956-630-3522. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.