When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 stuck with higher energy bills.
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 fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A 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 helps 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 experts from Hix Air Conditioning Service, 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 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—Factor in the range of weather you get in Muskogee. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 918-682-8238 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.