What size furnace do I need?

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When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

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

How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the ideal furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the particular 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—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Moline. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the professionals at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, contact us at 309-323-9584 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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