When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This means 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 certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Comfort Zone, LLC. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 may be considered during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Comfort Zone, LLC review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the best 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Cape Coral. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at Comfort Zone, LLC help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 239-214-0411 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.