What size furnace do I need?

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When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately 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 select a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, 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 certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Anderson Heating & A/C. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.

Some Factors 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 accounted for during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Anderson Heating & A/C evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the particular 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—Factor in the range of weather you get in Carson City. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Anderson Heating & A/C help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 775-230-7628 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional 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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