When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you pick a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that 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 reduced life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large 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 may be accounted for during this process. Often, 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 strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from AZ Air Conditioning and Heating take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the perfect 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Los Angeles. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 800-296-5088 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.