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 identify what size of system will work best for your home. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best. Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick 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 consistently 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 more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is an option you’ll want to avoid. Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your home, 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating 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 typically lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine your home as a whole, looking at items like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Saint Louis and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably 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 Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating, we understand that getting 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 314-961-0875. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.