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 in the near future, the first step is to identify what size of system will work properly for your house. Having an appropriately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently 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 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 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 work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning perform 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 determined based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will examine 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 consider the climate in Bishop and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 760-784-9034. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to chatting you.