When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Bell Mechanical Services. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account 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—What size is the area your furnace will be heating? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be included during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Bell Mechanical Services take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal 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—Think about the range of weather you experience in McKinney and Frisco. 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 Bell Mechanical Services help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 888-863-0560 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.