What size furnace do I need?

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When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 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. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Quality Refrigeration Services. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Quality Refrigeration Services evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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—Consider the range of weather you receive in Baltimore. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the experts at Quality Refrigeration Services help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 410-690-4244 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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