Winter nights in Coral Springs, FL, can get chilly, so you’ll need a reliable furnace to keep your home comfortable. It’s important to purchase and install the right-sized furnace for your home. A furnace that’s too small will be overworked, and one that’s too large will waste energy and do a poor job of maintaining indoor comfort. Our technicians at Brisk Air, Inc. will help you choose a furnace that is the right size for your home.
Know Your Climate Zone
The United States Department of Energy has created climate zones based on average winter low temperatures and summer high temperatures. These climate zones guide how many British Thermal Units (BTUs) per square foot of space your home needs for heating. Coral Springs is in heating climate zone one. Your home will need 30 to 35 BTUs per square foot.
Determine Your Home’s Square Footage
Next, calculate your home’s square footage. Your home’s blueprints, property tax assessment, or title should contain this information. Most county auditors also have this information on their website. Multiply your home’s square footage by the BTUs required for the climate zone, and this is the size of furnace you need.
Consider Your Home’s Ducts and Other Factors
If your home has insufficient insulation, upgrade it before buying a new furnace. Leaky or insufficient air ducts will also affect the size of the furnace you need. Making duct improvements will increase your home’s energy efficiency and the heating system’s effectiveness.
At Brisk Air, Inc., our certified technicians always perform an accurate heating load calculation for your home so that your furnace installation is a success. Homeowners also count on us for air conditioning installations and heating and cooling maintenance and repair. Our indoor air quality and duct cleaning services keep your home healthy and efficient. If you’re a business owner in our near Coral Springs, you can turn to us for commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services. For more details on what size furnace your home needs, get in touch with us at Brisk Air, Inc. today.