What size furnace do I need?

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When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you choose a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because 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 confident in the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at B&W Services. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.

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 needs to be considered during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from B&W Services review 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—Think about the range of weather you get in Royse City. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at B&W Services help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 972-695-2264 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.

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