When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Comfort Zone, LLC. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be included during this process. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Comfort Zone, LLC evaluate 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—Consider the range of weather you get in Cape Coral. 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 Comfort Zone, LLC help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 239-214-0411 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.