When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you pick a system 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 correct 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 Goode Bros AC & Heating. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large 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. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Goode Bros AC & Heating evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a best 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 experience in Longview. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Goode Bros AC & Heating help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 903-284-2612 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.