When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct 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 sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Speed Air. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big 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 needs to be considered 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 throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Speed Air 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 particular 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 Tannersville. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Speed Air help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 800-941-0247 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.