When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 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 choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice 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 a decreased life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Wallpe Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be included during this process. Often, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping 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 Wallpe Heating & Cooling take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Greensburg. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 812-663-7252 or schedule 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.