When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you pick a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at J & J Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.
Some Things 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. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from J & J Air Conditioning take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the perfect furnace for your house.
- Type of Window— Just like your walls, the specific type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Eastland. 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 qualified technicians at J & J Air Conditioning help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 254-355-3833 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.