When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that 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 a shortened life span and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be accounted for 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 escaping your home through 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 evaluate 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 particular type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Payson. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals 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, you can reach us at 928-263-8570 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.