When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 correctly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Forster Heating. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and measures 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 big is the area your furnace will be heating? A 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. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Forster Heating review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Auburn. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Forster Heating help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 530-885-8081 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.