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What size furnace do I need?

When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you select a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and higher costs.

How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be included during this process. Many times, 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 throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals from Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning 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—Consider the range of weather you experience in Bossier City. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 800-COOLING or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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