When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.
If you select a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that 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 a decreased life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at J.L. Brady Company LLC. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? 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. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from J.L. Brady Company LLC evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the perfect 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Moline. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at J.L. Brady Company LLC help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 309-517-7511 or arrange 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.