What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you select a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and higher costs.

How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Durable Service . A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be accounted for during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Durable Service review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the perfect furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the specific type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Holdrege. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Durable Service help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 308-995-8177 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.