When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 appropriately for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you pick a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced 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 professionals at Siloam Springs Heating & AC. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? The 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. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Siloam Springs Heating & AC review 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 specific type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Siloam Springs. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Siloam Springs Heating & AC help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 479-308-8176 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.