When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at House of Heating Incorporated. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from House of Heating Incorporated take a look at 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 certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Marshfield. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at House of Heating Incorporated help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 715-384-3163 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.