When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into 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 a decreased life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at B & B Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big 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. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from B & B Heating & Cooling review 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 certain 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 get in Florissant and St. Charles. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the experts at B & B Heating & Cooling help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 314-325-7552 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.