When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately 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 choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that 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 a reduced life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Ameri-Tec. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for 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 escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Ameri-Tec take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the 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—Think about the range of weather you get in Narvon. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Ameri-Tec help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 717-479-4950 or book 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.