When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you choose a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into 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 certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Tru Air Systems LLC. 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 home.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? 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 useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving 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 experts from Tru Air Systems LLC evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the best 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—Think about the range of weather you receive in Albuquerque. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Tru Air Systems LLC help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 505-226-3525 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.