When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you pick a unit oversized for your space, 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 correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Central Air LLC. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large 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 needs to be included during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Central Air LLC take a look at 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 specific 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 sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Central Air LLC help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 203-357-5913 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.