When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you choose a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that 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 decreased lifespan and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more valuable 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 heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Huntsville. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 256-801-4701 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.