What size furnace do I need?

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When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you pick a furnace oversized for your space, 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 the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will be heating? A 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 beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of 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 team from All Seasons Heating & A/C Co take a look at 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Bloomington. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 812-638-4045 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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