When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right 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 right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will be heating? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from MPC Heating & Cooling take a look at 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 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—Factor in the range of weather you get in Chadron. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at MPC Heating & Cooling help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 308-832-4321 or arrange 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.