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 soon, you will need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having a correctly sized system is critical 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 the best. You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose 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 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 more 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 challenges with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning perform a load calculation and confer 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 frequently lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will review 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 Odessa and how many 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 432-333-2208. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to chatting you.