What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 with larger energy costs.

If you select a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will be heating? The 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. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you get in Booneville. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 662-269-8716 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.