What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only hurt your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you choose a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at True Temp Heating & Air Inc. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A 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. Usually, 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 during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from True Temp Heating & Air Inc evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Chatsworth. 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 True Temp Heating & Air Inc help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 706-695-7492 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.