What size furnace do I need?

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When you need to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 with larger energy costs.

If you select a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Premium Air Services LLC. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large 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 may be accounted for during this process. Many times, it is more useful 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 will be necessary. Let the professionals from Premium Air Services LLC take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 receive in Tomball. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Premium Air Services LLC help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 713-364-9957 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more 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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