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 shortly, the first step is to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll 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 install a system that is too large. A system that is too big 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 lessen 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 choice 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 too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration 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 incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review 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 take into consideration the climate in Colorado Springs and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Triton HVAC & Refrigeration, we understand that purchasing 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 719-332-3458. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to helping you.