When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and higher costs.
How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Airmax Long Island. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be considered during this process. Often, it is more valuable 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 will be necessary. Let the experts from Airmax Long Island review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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—Factor in the range of weather you get in Long Island. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Airmax Long Island help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 631-737-5566 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.