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 shortly, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal. You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick 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 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 an option you’ll want to dodge. Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Stan's Heating, Inc do a load calculation and chat 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 determined based only on square footage. This method typically lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise today. 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 think about the climate in Ontario and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than coming up with a calculation based on square footage alone! If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Stan's Heating, Inc , we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 541-889-3987. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to working with you.