When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct 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 right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Luikart Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars 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 Things 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 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 throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Luikart Heating & Cooling take a look at 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you get in Newark. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Luikart Heating & Cooling help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 740-344-5497 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 team is happy to help you out.