When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at House of Heating Incorporated. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be included during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from House of Heating Incorporated evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a perfect furnace for your house.
- Type of Window— Just like your walls, the specific type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Marshfield. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at House of Heating Incorporated help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 715-384-3163 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.