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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When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 hurt your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you choose a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that 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 reduced lifespan and higher costs.

How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc.. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be accounted for during this process. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Bell Air Conditioning Inc. review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the particular 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 get in Belton. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 254-307-9572 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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