When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you choose a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Gilray Heating and Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size 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 needs to be considered during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Gilray Heating and Cooling take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a perfect 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 receive in Wausau. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Gilray Heating and Cooling help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 715-301-0727 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.