When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that 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 reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at CNR Air Conditioning Inc. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.
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 will be accounted for 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 leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from CNR Air Conditioning Inc review 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 particular type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Naples. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at CNR Air Conditioning Inc help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 239-241-5318 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.