When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and bigger expenses.
How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Woody's Sudden Service. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? The 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 valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Woody's Sudden Service review 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about 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 experts at Woody's Sudden Service help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 703-278-2036 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.