When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because 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 a shortened life span and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big 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 included during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep 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 will be necessary. Let the team from Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 receive in Northridge. 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 experts at Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at (818) 727-9993 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 experts are happy to help you out.