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What size furnace do I need?

When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you select a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Air Quality Solutions. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and measures 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 have to heat up? A 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. Often, 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 strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Air Quality Solutions evaluate 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Grove City. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Air Quality Solutions help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 614-871-4144 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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