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 shortly, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work properly for your house. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some research, you’ll be able to 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 pick a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big 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 lessen 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 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 house, 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 sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at MPC Heating & Cooling 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 inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 think about the climate in Chadron 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 properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At MPC Heating & Cooling, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 308-432-5301. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.