When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means 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 shortened lifespan and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large 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 included during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from North Mechanical Heating and Cooling take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 experience in Payson. 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 North Mechanical Heating and Cooling help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 928-263-8570 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.