What size furnace do I need?

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When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only impact 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 home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because 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 confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc.. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big 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 will be considered during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial 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 heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team from Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you get in Napoleon. You’ll want a furnace that can handle 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 Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 419-465-8722 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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