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What size furnace do I need?

When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only hurt your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you pick a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? 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. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. review 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Oxford. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 662-281-1231 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.

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