When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 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 space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that 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 reduced lifespan and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Brookwood Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 will be included during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps 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 Brookwood Inc evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Newton. 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 experts at Brookwood Inc help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 641-316-9803 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.