When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly 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 furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Myers Furnace Company. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Myers Furnace Company review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the best 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Belton. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Myers Furnace Company help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 816-249-1619 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.