What size furnace do I need?

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When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you pick a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, 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 confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at True Temp Heating & Air Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will 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 escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from True Temp Heating & Air Inc evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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 Chatsworth. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at True Temp Heating & Air Inc help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 706-695-7492 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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