When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 affect your comfort, but can result in 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 run into 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 shortened lifespan and higher costs.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Cool Air Solutions. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? 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. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Cool Air Solutions 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 certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Murrieta. You’ll want a furnace that can handle 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 Cool Air Solutions help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 951-299-9853 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.