When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you select a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures 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—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be considered during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 experience in Bishop. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 760-784-9034 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 experts are happy to help you out.