What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only hurt your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you pick a system 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 the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc.. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be included during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. review 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Anaheim. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 714-855-1717 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.