When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can lead to 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 is because 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 reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big 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 may be considered during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving 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 professionals from Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning review 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 specific type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Savage. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 952-373-0377 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.