When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that 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 a decreased life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at HCE Systems. A load calculation takes specifics 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 Things 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 may be considered during this process. Often, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from HCE Systems evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Norton. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at HCE Systems help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 276-302-0076 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.