When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 correctly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you pick a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that 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 reduced life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account 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—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? A 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. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of 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 experts from Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Derby. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 203-772-8319 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.