When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
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 rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Connolly Electric & Mechanical. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and identifies 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 be heating? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Connolly Electric & Mechanical review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a perfect 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Cottonwood & Prescott. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Connolly Electric & Mechanical help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 928-251-4327 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.