When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may 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 during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Edington Heating & Cooling Inc take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you get in Troy. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 937-558-9478 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.