When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly 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 pick a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because 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 higher costs.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and gauges 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 large is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose 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 get in Saint Louis. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 314-262-4541 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.