What size furnace do I need?

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When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 stuck with higher energy bills.

If you pick a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach proper 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? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at McCune Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? The 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. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from McCune Heating & Cooling review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose the best furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the certain 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—Think about the range of weather you receive in Augusta. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the professionals at McCune Heating & Cooling help you identify a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 316-469-7994 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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