When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you choose a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Select Comfort Systems. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large 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 will be considered during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Select Comfort Systems review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a best furnace for your house.
- Type of Window—Just like your walls, the specific 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—Think about the range of weather you receive in West Valley City. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Select Comfort Systems help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 801-305-4777 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.