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What size furnace do I need?

When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can result in 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 cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

Some Factors 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 will be considered during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Faust Air Conditioning and Heating evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the best furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Wharton. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your climate 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, contact us at 979-532-2511 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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