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What size furnace do I need?

When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly 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 select a furnace oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that 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 reduced lifespan and higher costs.

How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Tri County Air Care LLC. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A 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. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Tri County Air Care LLC 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—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Dallas. 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 professionals at Tri County Air Care LLC help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 469-213-8367 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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