When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means 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 reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at B & B Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A 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 valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping 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 professionals from B & B Heating & Cooling evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the best furnace for your house.
- Type of Window— Just like your walls, the certain 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—Think about the range of weather you get in Florissant. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at B & B Heating & Cooling help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 314-325-7552 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.