What size furnace do I need?

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When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly 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 unit oversized for your house, 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 reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.

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

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your 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. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the best furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you get in Oxford. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 662-350-0343 or schedule 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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