When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Cooler Tymes LLC. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
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 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 leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Cooler Tymes LLC review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the ideal 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—Think about the range of weather you receive in Litchfield Park. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Cooler Tymes LLC help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 623-208-6444 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.