When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you choose a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means 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 decreased life span and bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Everest Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be included during this process. Many times, 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 throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Everest Heating & Cooling review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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—Think about the range of weather you receive in Lansing. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Everest Heating & Cooling help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 913-845-9463 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.