What size furnace do I need?

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When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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

If you select a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? 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 useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a ideal furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the particular 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 receive in Liberty. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 816-286-7258 or arrange 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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