What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you choose a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Central Air LLC. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big 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 considered 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 filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Central Air LLC take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a best 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—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Brookfield. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Central Air LLC help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 203-357-5913 or schedule 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.