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How To Pick The Right Size Heater

December 13, 2022 | Blog

Your heater will be very important in your home during this upcoming winter season. To make sure you’re prepared for the cold weather, you’ll want to consider your system’s size. Your heater size impacts how efficiently you’ll get temperature changes in your home and the cost of your utility bills.

Mathews CCAC and our technicians can help you determine the best unit size for your Corpus Christi home. Here, we will discuss the size calculator and how your heater size affects your indoor comfort, your monthly bills and more.

The Heater Size Calculator

The first thing your local AC specialists will consider is your heater’s British thermal unit levels (BTU). BTU is a measurement used for air conditioners to determine the required energy it takes to heat a pound of water to one degree Fahrenheit. Depending on how much BTU your heating system can produce in an hour, we can find out what size is needed to produce the right amount of heat for your home without going over or under the required energy.

The specialists will measure your home’s square footage to see how much BTU is necessary to fill your home with warm air. Here are some common BTU ranges that specialists will use for your home:

  • 1,200 square-foot home: 36,000 to 72,000 BTUs
  • 1,500 square-foot home: 45,000 to 90,000 BTUs
  • 1,800 square-foot home: 54,000 to 108,000 BTUs
  • 2,100 square-foot home: 63,000 to 126,000 BTUs
  • 2,400 square-foot home: 72,000 to 144,000 BTUs

This will give you the general range for your heater size. You’ll want to invest in a heater that produces enough BTUs to warm up your home’s area. While there are other factors to consider like sun exposure and fan ventilation, the size calculator will keep your home efficiency high and your heating load low.

What If My Heater Is Too Small?

If you choose the wrong size heater for your home, you might run into some long-term problems with your furnace. Your system may warm your space unevenly, with some rooms being too hot and some rooms staying too cold. This could make you and your family uncomfortable with the temperature in your home.

Your unit can also lose its efficiency from overworking. If your furnace is constantly running, its lifespan will shorten and you will need to get a heater replacement sooner than you would like. This could also lead to high energy bills because of how long your unit will need to stay on. To keep your utility and repair expenses low, you will want to get an efficient heater for your home.

Corpus Christi Heater Installation Services With Mathews CCAC

If you’re looking for a heater replacement to get the right match for your home, Mathews CCAC would love to help. Our technicians provide quality services for new and returning customers who need help with their HVAC systems, just in time for the winter season. Contact us for an inspection or installation today!

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