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 soon, the first step is to figure out what size of system will work best for your house. 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 home will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which means 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 a decision you’ll want to avoid. Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease 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 Effective Service Group, 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine 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 East Hanover and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining 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 Effective Service Group, LLC., we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 973-884-0065. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to helping you.