When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can mean a 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. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Scott Temperature. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.
Some Items 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 will be considered during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Scott Temperature take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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—Think about the range of weather you get in Lawrence. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Scott Temperature help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 785-269-0465 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.