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What size furnace do I need?

When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you choose a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and higher costs.

How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating. 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 space.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size 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. 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 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Wharton. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 979-323-6130 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.

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