When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you pick a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? 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. Often, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the perfect furnace for your house.
- Type of Window—Just like your walls, the specific 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 Derby. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 203-772-8319 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.