When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that 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 shortened life span and higher costs.
How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Forster Heating. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges 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—How big 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 will be included during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving 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 experts from Forster Heating evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the perfect 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you get in Auburn. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Forster Heating help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 530-885-8081 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.