When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because 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 bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 will be considered during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the best 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 experience in Thedford. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain 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 Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 519-296-4437 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.