When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span 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 Air Alliance Team. 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 Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 may be accounted for 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 heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Air Alliance Team 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—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Ballwin and St. Charles. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Air Alliance Team help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 636-206-4584 or book 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.