When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you select a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience 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 team at Covington Air Systems. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

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 included during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Covington Air Systems review 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 particular 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 get in Covington. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Covington Air Systems help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at (770) 462-5319 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.