When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into 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 higher costs.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at GV Heating & Air. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Items 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 needs to be considered during this process. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from GV Heating & Air take a look at 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- 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 area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at GV Heating & Air help you identify 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 arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.