When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 appropriately for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because 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 decreased lifespan and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big 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. Usually, 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 during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a perfect 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Bishop. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 760-784-9034 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.