When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 with larger energy costs.
If you select a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper 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? Begin with a load calculation from the team at HCE Systems. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and identifies 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—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? 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 beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from HCE Systems review 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at HCE Systems help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 276-302-0076 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.