When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a furnace oversized for your space, 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 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 confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? 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 beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a best 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Rockford. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at (815) 914-6197 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.