What size furnace do I need?

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When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you pick a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Air Temperature Control. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be included during this process. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Air Temperature Control review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 get in Macon. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain 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 Air Temperature Control help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 478-202-3170 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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