When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you select a system oversized for your space, 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 the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at A2Z Air Inc. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial 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 professionals from A2Z Air Inc 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Boynton Beach. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at A2Z Air Inc help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 561-270-6228 or book 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.