When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 impact 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 experience short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be considered during this process. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning evaluate 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—Consider the range of weather you receive in West Valley City. You’ll want a furnace that can handle 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 Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 801-305-4777 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.