When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 appropriately for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your home, 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 decreased life span and higher costs.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be included during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling review 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Rockford. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at (815) 914-6197 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.