What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you select a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at HCE Systems Inc. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review 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 have to heat up? Your 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 useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from HCE Systems Inc take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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—Think about the range of weather you get in Norton. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at HCE Systems Inc help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 276-302-0076 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.