When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact 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 space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Western Mechanical, Inc.. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? The 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 works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Western Mechanical, Inc. evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Logan. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Western Mechanical, Inc. help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 435-753-5515 or arrange 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.