When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact 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 means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Scott Temperature. A load calculation takes specifics 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 have to heat up? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be included during this process. Often, it is more useful 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 greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Scott Temperature review 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 particular 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 experience in Lawrence. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Scott Temperature help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 785-269-0465 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.