When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you select a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, 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 correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 will be included during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial 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 is required. Let the experts from Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the ideal 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Palm Coast. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 386-313-8766 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.