When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you choose a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in South Beloit and Belvidere. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 877-389-2465 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.