What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 affect your comfort, but can lead to 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 notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach the right 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 proper furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the team at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? Your 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. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Titan Heating & Air Conditioning take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Central Point. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning help you identify a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 514-600-5499 or book 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 experts are happy to help you out.