When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you pick a system oversized for your space, 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 decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.
Some Things 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 will be accounted for during this process. Many times, 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 throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Woody's Sudden Service Inc review 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Manassas. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 703-278-2036 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.