When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Brogan Heating & AC Inc. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your 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. Often, it is more valuable 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 greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Brogan Heating & AC Inc evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Rochester. You’ll want a furnace that can handle 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 Brogan Heating & AC Inc help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 507-218-0088 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.