When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered during this process. Many times, 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 during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the perfect 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Northridge. 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 Enertek Air Conditioning & Heating help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at (818) 727-9993 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.