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What size furnace do I need?

When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 hurt 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 furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to run into short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Jent Mechanical LLC. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your home.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A 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 useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Jent Mechanical LLC review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you choose 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Dayton. 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 Jent Mechanical LLC help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 937-845-1111 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, we’re happy to help you out.

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