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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When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you choose a unit 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 correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be included during this process. Usually, it is more valuable 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 strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Booneville Heating & Cooling 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—Think about the range of weather you experience in Booneville. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 662-269-8716 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.

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