When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 with larger energy costs.
If you select a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large 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 may be included 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 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 Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a perfect 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 receive in Warrenton. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 636-456-5041 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.