When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 stuck with higher energy bills.
If you select a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Rescue Heating & Air . A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Rescue Heating & Air take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Alice. 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 qualified technicians at Rescue Heating & Air help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 361-265-4371 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.