When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? 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. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Lanz Furnace and Fireplace evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the 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—Consider the range of weather you receive in Monroe. 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 qualified technicians at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 608-291-3606 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.