When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you pick a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Point Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? 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. Usually, it is more valuable 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 heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Point Heating & Cooling evaluate 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 certain 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 Plover. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Point Heating & Cooling help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 715-504-0533 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.