When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Appalachian Heating. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 will be accounted for during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Appalachian Heating take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal furnace for your house.
- Type of Window—Just like your walls, the particular type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Mount Hope. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Appalachian Heating help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 304-707-0600 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.