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 in the near future, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better. Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose 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 frequently cycling on and off, which causes 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 dodge. 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 home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. complete 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 figured based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise today. 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 consider the climate in Muskogee and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., 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 918-682-8238. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.