When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you choose a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means 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 decreased life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and identifies 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—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from North Mechanical Heating and Cooling review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the best 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Payson. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 928-263-8570 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.