When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you select a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper 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 sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Tokay. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.
Some Things 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 may 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 leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Tokay take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a perfect 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Lodi. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Tokay help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 209-257-3156 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.