When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you select a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that 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 a reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large 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 accounted for during this process. Often, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Olde Towne Heating & Air review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the best 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Mount Pleasant. 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 professionals at Olde Towne Heating & Air help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 843-485-0967 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.