When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately 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 house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means 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 reduced lifespan and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics 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 Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your 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. Often, 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 greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from ACS Heating and Air Conditioning take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the perfect 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Tucker. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 770-450-1539 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.