When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you select a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Connolly Electric & Mechanical. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will be heating? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be included during this process. Usually, 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 through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Connolly Electric & Mechanical review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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—Think about the range of weather you get in Cottonwood & Prescott. 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 professionals at Connolly Electric & Mechanical help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 928-251-4327 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.