When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Many times, 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 through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in York. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 717-383-4479 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.