What size furnace do I need?

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When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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

If you pick a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at True Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be included during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from True Heating & Cooling 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you get in Westminster. You’ll want a furnace that can handle 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 True Heating & Cooling help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 720-316-1898 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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