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What size furnace do I need?

When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you pick a system oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that 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 reduced lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Branson HVAC, 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) needed to heat your home.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will be heating? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for 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 escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Branson HVAC, LLC review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Ridgedale and the Branson area. 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 experts at Branson HVAC, LLC help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 417-319-1779 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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