When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a system 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 proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? 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. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Air Concepts of Middle Georgia take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the perfect 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—Consider the range of weather you receive in Milledgeville and Middle Georgia. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 478-200-5689 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.