When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 accounted for during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Olde Towne Heating & Air take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the ideal 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Mount Pleasant. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at Olde Towne Heating & Air help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 843-485-0967 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.