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What size furnace do I need?

When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly 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 system oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and higher costs.

How can you be sure you know the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Point Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.

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 needs to be accounted for during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving 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 Point Heating & Cooling take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the 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—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Plover. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Point Heating & Cooling help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 715-504-0533 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some 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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