When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can lead to 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 notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.

How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Northwest Services. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will be heating? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be accounted for during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Northwest Services take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a perfect 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Swanton. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Northwest Services help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 419-548-5017 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.