When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy 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 rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.
Some Factors 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 included during this process. Usually, 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 through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Mobile. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 251-471-2674 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.