When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered 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 filtering out of 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 team from Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the perfect 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—Consider the range of weather you get in Northglenn. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 303-452-4146 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.