When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Clean Air HVAC. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big 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 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 filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Clean Air HVAC review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the best 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 Pacheco. 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 qualified technicians at Clean Air HVAC help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 925-233-6238 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.