When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A 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. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Bell Air Conditioning Inc evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Temple/Belton . You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 254-307-9572 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.