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What size furnace do I need?

When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 with larger energy costs.

If you select a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Durable Service . A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Durable Service evaluate 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—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Holdrege. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at Durable Service help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 308-995-8177 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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