When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you choose a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review 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 have to heat up? 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. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep 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 experts from Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Thedford. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain 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 Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 519-296-4437 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.