When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 affect your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.
If you select a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience 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 a shortened life span and cost you more in energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.
Some Items that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Many times, 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 greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a best 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you get in Winnipeg. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 204-272-8128 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.