When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 properly for your home, will not only affect 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 space, you’ll start to run into 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 shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Things that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included 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 filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. 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—Factor in the range of weather you get in West Columbia. 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 qualified technicians at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 803-265-4208 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.