When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you choose a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a shortened life span and bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Haselhoff Air Solutions. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial 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 heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Haselhoff Air Solutions evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Ames. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Haselhoff Air Solutions help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 515-450-8739 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.