When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a system oversized for your home, 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 decreased life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your 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. Many times, 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 strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning evaluate 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Arlington. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 360-255-5857 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.