When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 system oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because 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 sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Struven Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.

Some Factors 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 considered during this process. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Struven Heating & Cooling evaluate 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 certain 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 Crown Point. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Struven Heating & Cooling help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 219-292-0956 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.