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 shortly, the first step is to identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having an accurately 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 the best. Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can reduce the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost extra 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 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 exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC complete 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 figured based only on square footage. This method typically lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review 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 Vancouver and how many 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 appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 360-571-5100. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.