When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you pick a system oversized for your house, 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 correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a reduced life span and bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Total Assurance AC & Heating. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large 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 considered during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Total Assurance AC & Heating 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 specific 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—Consider the range of weather you get in Corpus Christi. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Total Assurance AC & Heating help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 361-217-7080 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.