When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you select a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Air Temperature Control. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Items 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 may be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Air Temperature Control take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a ideal furnace for your house.
- Type of Window—Just like your walls, the certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Macon. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Air Temperature Control help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 478-202-3170 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.