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What size furnace do I need?

When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 impact 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 experience 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 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 AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC. 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 space.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Rogers. 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 AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 479-226-8196 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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