What size furnace do I need?

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When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you choose a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This is because 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 shortened lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be certain about the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Stan's Heating, Inc . A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration 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—What size is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be considered 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 greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Stan's Heating, Inc review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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—Think about the range of weather you receive in Ontario. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at Stan's Heating, Inc help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 541-286-6602 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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