When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can mean a 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 notice short cycles. This means 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 cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? The 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. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep 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 will be necessary. Let the team from Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling take a look at 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 particular 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 get in Circleville. 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 professionals at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 740-474-5940 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.