When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Pepper AC & Heat. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account 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—How large 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 needs to be considered during this process. Often, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps 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 is required. Let the experts from Pepper AC & Heat evaluate 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 specific type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Justin. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Pepper AC & Heat help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 940-202-1184 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.