When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you select a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience 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 shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning. 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 space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be considered during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning review 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Derby. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 203-772-8319 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.