When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only hurt your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because 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 shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating . A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial 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 Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating evaluate 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you get in Laguna Niguel. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 949-317-4175 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.