When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact 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 house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Integrity AC & Heating LLC. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large 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 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 throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Integrity AC & Heating LLC take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the ideal furnace for your house.
- Type of Window—Just like your walls, the specific type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Phoenix. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Integrity AC & Heating LLC help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 602-971-0567 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.