When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you choose a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan 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 experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your 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 works to 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 Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal 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—Factor in the range of weather you get in Pflugerville. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 512-355-1482 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.