What size furnace do I need?

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When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you choose a system oversized for your house, 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 the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at All Elements Heating & Air LLC. 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 home.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be considered during this process. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from All Elements Heating & Air LLC review 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Marshall. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the professionals at All Elements Heating & Air LLC help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 903-204-7354 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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