When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you choose a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to a decreased life span and higher costs.

How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Done Right Air. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large 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 will be considered during this process. Often, it is more useful 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 is required. Let the experts from Done Right Air evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the best 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 get in Milwaukee. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain 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 Done Right Air help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 414-207-4034 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.