What size furnace do I need?

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When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you pick a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means 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 bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

Some Things 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 considered during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc take a look at 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—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Carpentersville. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 224-699-9229 or arrange 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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