When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you select a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Myers Furnace Company. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be included during this process. Often, 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 strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Myers Furnace Company review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window—Just like your walls, the specific type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you receive 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Myers Furnace Company help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 816-249-1619 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.