When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you pick a system 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 a shortened life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Rescue Heating & Air. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Often, it is more valuable 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 strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Rescue Heating & Air review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the best furnace for your house.
- Type of Window—Just like your walls, the certain 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—Think about the range of weather you experience in Alice. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting 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 begin, you can reach us at 361-265-4371 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.