When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 appropriately for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you pick a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration 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 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 assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning take a look at 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Odessa. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 432-237-0168 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.