When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Air Alliance Team. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 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 escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Air Alliance Team take a look at 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you get in Ballwin and St. Charles. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Air Alliance Team help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 636-206-4250 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.