When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact 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 furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Vogts Heating & Air. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will be heating? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be accounted for during this process. Usually, 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 during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Vogts Heating & Air evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a ideal furnace for your house.
- Type of Window—Just like your walls, the particular 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 experience in Pocatello. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Vogts Heating & Air help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 208-621-0129 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.