When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 with larger energy costs.

If you pick a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that 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 higher costs.

How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Verona HVAC. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and identifies 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—How large is the area your furnace will need to heat? The 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 valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping 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 experts from Verona HVAC evaluate 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 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 experience in Santa Clarita. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Verona HVAC help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 818-306-3387 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.