When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because 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 reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 needs to be accounted for during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from ACS Heating and Air Conditioning take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a perfect 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—Factor in the range of weather you get in Tucker. 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 qualified technicians at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 770-450-1539 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.