When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you choose a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that 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 reduced life span and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation. A load calculation takes specifics 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 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 accounted for during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the best 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Holbrook. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 631-460-5159 or book 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.