How to choose the right size furnace for your home
When it comes to furnaces, size matters. A too-large or too-small furnace will waste energy and money, while a correctly sized-furnace will provide maximum comfort and efficiency. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a furnace for your home.
Heat Load Calculation
The first step in choosing the correct size furnace is to calculate your home’s heat load. This number will tell you how much energy you need to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. To do this, you’ll need to measure the square footage of your home and any additional factors, such as insulation level and the number of windows in each room. An HVAC professional can supply you with a more detailed calculation if needed.
Heating Efficiency Ratings
Once you know your home’s heat load, it’s time to look at different types of furnaces and their respective efficiency ratings. The higher the rating, the less fuel (gas or electricity) you will use to keep your house warm, saving money on heating bills in the long run. Be sure to compare all available options before deciding.
When selecting a furnace, ensure it can be installed correctly in your home according to local building codes and regulations. Your HVAC professional can help with this process by determining what type of installation is required based on local rules and regulations and any specific requirements for installing a new furnace in an existing system.
Choosing the right size furnace for your home can be confusing, but with careful consideration of all aspects involved, you can select the best option that will keep you comfortable year-round without breaking the bank! With these tips in mind, finding the perfect fit should be easy! Need help understanding which furnace is right for you? Give us a call and speak to a professional.