When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because 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 reduced lifespan and higher costs.
How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges 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 may be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you get in Phoenix. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 602-832-7808 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.