What size furnace do I need?

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When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 select a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened 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 Kowalski Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will be heating? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be considered during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Kowalski Heating & Cooling evaluate 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in McMurray. 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 qualified technicians at Kowalski Heating & Cooling help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 724-370-0141 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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