When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, 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 sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
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 needs to be accounted for 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 escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Alliance. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 308-321-4703 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.