Humans can live about anywhere, thanks to the modern miracle of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Your HVAC system can help keep your home cool during the dog days of summer and warm during the dead of winter, but not all HVAC systems are created equally, especially when it comes to your furnace. They say that size doesn’t matter, but that may not be true when it comes to the size of your furnace. Let’s get into furnace size and what it means for homeowners.
Why Does the Size of Your Furnace Matter?
The bigger your furnace is, the more heat it can potentially put out. The actual size of the furnace won’t matter as much, but rather the amount of British Thermal Units (BTUs) the furnace can put out. You can have a furnace that is a small 2’ x 3’ rectangle and a furnace that is a colossal 5’ x 8’ but if they put out the same number of BTUs, you can consider those furnaces comparable. Typically, the size of the furnace and the number of BTUs it puts out are correlated, the bigger the furnace, the more BTUs. This is a hard factor to lean on though as furnaces are becoming more compact and more powerful.
Finding the Right Size Furnace for Your Home
Luckily, there are a few easy ways to gauge the size and type of furnace you need. There are many online calculators where you can input the size of your home, its insulation, and other factors to give you an estimate. If you want to take the guesswork out of finding the right type of furnace is right for your home your safe bet is to call Front Range HVAC. Front Range HVAC knows what your home will go through the winter, and after a few questions, they can make the perfect recommendation to you.
Size may be important when it comes to your furnace, but it’s not the number one factor. To find the perfect furnace for your home make the call today!