When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly 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 select a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice 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 decreased lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Jett's Heating & Air Inc.. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Items 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 may be included during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Jett's Heating & Air Inc. take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in McHenry. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 815-410-1128 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.