When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This means 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 shortened lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at GV Heating & Air. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.
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 may be considered during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from GV Heating & Air review 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Crystal and Twin Cities. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at GV Heating & Air help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 763-535-2000 or book 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.