When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, 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 correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Halverson Brothers Inc. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Items 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. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Halverson Brothers Inc review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a ideal furnace for your house.
- Type of Window—Just like your walls, the particular 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—Think about the range of weather you get in Menomonie and western Wisconsin. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Halverson Brothers Inc help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 715-352-4052 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.