When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly 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 select a furnace 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 correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 will be included during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial 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 heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. evaluate 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 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—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Muskogee. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 918-682-8238 or schedule 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.