When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can mean a 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 notice 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 decreased life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be accounted for 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 escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning evaluate 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 particular 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 Odessa. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 432-237-0168 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.