When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at H & H Service Company. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large 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 will be considered during this process. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from H & H Service Company 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 get in Mechanicsburg. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at H & H Service Company help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 717-220-4502 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.