When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a system oversized for your home, 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 bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Tri County Climate Control LLC. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? The 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 beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Tri County Climate Control LLC evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the best 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—Think about the range of weather you get in Bend. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Tri County Climate Control LLC help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 541-238-2797 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.