When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 select a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means 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 reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Marcos AC & Heating. 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 home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be considered 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 filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Marcos AC & Heating take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a best 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 Houston. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Marcos AC & Heating help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 713-469-3357 or book 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.