When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be considered during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc 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 particular type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Carpentersville. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 224-412-8308 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.