When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you pick a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big 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 may be considered during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the ideal 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Pflugerville. 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 experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 512-355-1482 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.