When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 affect your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Air Current AC & Heat. A load calculation takes particulars 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 large is the area your furnace will be heating? 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 valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Air Current AC & Heat review 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 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—Factor in the range of weather you get in Houston. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Air Current AC & Heat help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 713-322-4318 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.