What size furnace do I need?

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When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you select a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right 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 experts at Airtronic Heating & Cooling. 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 Factors 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. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Airtronic Heating & Cooling evaluate 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—Consider the range of weather you experience in Redford. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Airtronic Heating & Cooling help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 313-230-4053 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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