When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you select a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into 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 higher costs.

How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Air Masters Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size 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 considered during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Air Masters Heating & Cooling evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 experience in Port Orchard. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Air Masters Heating & Cooling help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 360-205-7115 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.