Always consult with a professional prior to purchasing a new furnace for your home. A common issue associated with do-it-yourself furnace installation conducted by homeowners is insufficient capacity. If you purchase a furnace that is too small or too big, you may run into heating issues throughout the home. Prior to purchasing a new furnace, it’s important to understand what a British Thermal Unit (BTU) is.
A BTU is a metric that is utilized in the HVAC industry to gauge the total heat output provided by a furnace or heating system. The latest furnaces on sale in the HVAC industry feature BTU ratings as high as 100,000 BTUs. The heating contractors at Goodberlet Home Services recommend investing in a system that is able to provide 40 or more BTU’s of heat per square foot of the house.
While it may be more cost efficient to invest in a smaller furnace, this may cause issues such as cold spots, rooms, or areas of the home. If your furnace is too small, you will be required to spend additional money on portable space heaters to maintain a comfortable temperature.
On the other hand, a furnace that is too large will make the home too warm. In addition, large furnaces consume more energy when compared to smaller units. This will cause an increase in your monthly energy bills.
Our technicians are familiar with the latest furnace models on the market and are also aware of the correct BTU rating for your home. Goodberlet Home Services offers emergency furnace repair, installation, and replacement services to homes in Illinois. We provide services to areas such as Oak Brook, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Orland Park, and Bloomingdale.