When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact 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 furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the right 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 consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be accounted for during this process. Often, 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 through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Halverson Brothers Inc review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Menomonie and western Wisconsin. 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 professionals at Halverson Brothers Inc help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 715-352-4052 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.