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What size furnace do I need?

When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately 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 system oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means 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 higher costs.

How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc.. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration 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—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 considered during this process. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to 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 Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Branchville. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 862-345-6896 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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