When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 properly for your home, will not only affect 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 system 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 cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at US Air Heating and Cooling. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and identifies 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 big is the area your furnace will be heating? 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. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from US Air Heating and Cooling evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Rock Hill. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at US Air Heating and Cooling help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 803-220-0761 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.