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What size furnace do I need?

When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you choose a furnace oversized for your house, 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 proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

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

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 needs to be included during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from County Line Mechanical LLC 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Reinholds. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at County Line Mechanical LLC help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 717-216-0846 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.

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