When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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

If you pick a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice 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 reduced life span and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Parker County Cooling & Heating. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.

Some Things 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. Often, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Parker County Cooling & Heating take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the ideal furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window—Just like your walls, the certain 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—Think about the range of weather you receive in Weatherford. 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 experts at Parker County Cooling & Heating help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 817-380-5213 or book 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.