When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This means 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 bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account 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—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be considered during this process. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc take a look at 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—Consider the range of weather you get in Saint Petersburg. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 727-369-6195 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.