When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you select a system oversized for your home, 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 shortened 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 team at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your 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. 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 through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Moyer Total Indoor Comfort review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the best 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 Kutztown and Breinigsville. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 484-646-3363 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.