When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 properly 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 system oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Miller Climate Control LLC. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? A 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. Usually, it is more useful 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 heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Miller Climate Control LLC 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 certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Georgetown. 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 experts at Miller Climate Control LLC help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 512-937-2001 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.