When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Aggressive Mechanical. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included 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 escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Aggressive Mechanical take a look at 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 particular type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Neptune City. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Aggressive Mechanical help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 732-806-5536 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.