What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you pick a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that 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 decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Cool Power LLC . A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be included during this process. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Cool Power LLC 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 specific 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—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Ronkonkoma. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Cool Power LLC help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 631-246-4029 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.