What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you pick a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that 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 decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Air Service Co.. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and measures 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—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Often, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Air Service Co. review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Muldrow. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Air Service Co. help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 918-212-8943 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs. If you pick a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that 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 decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills. How can you be certain about the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Air Service Co.. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and measures 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—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Often, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating. Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Air Service Co. review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires. Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Muldrow. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself. Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Air Service Co. help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 918-212-8943 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.">