When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly 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 choose a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary 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 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 escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Edington Heating & Cooling Inc take a look at 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Troy. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment 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 pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 937-558-9478 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.