When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a furnace 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 correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your 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 assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from AZ Air Conditioning and Heating evaluate 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—Consider the range of weather you experience in Los Angeles. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 800-296-5088 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.