When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that 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 sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects 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—What size 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. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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—Factor in the range of weather you get in Warrenton. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 636-456-5041 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.