When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
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 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 leaving 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the perfect 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 receive in Wharton. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 979-323-6130 or book 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.