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What size furnace do I need?

When you need to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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

If you pick a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Cool Power LLC . A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will need to heat? Your 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 valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving 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 professionals from Cool Power LLC take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select 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—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Ronkonkoma. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Cool Power LLC help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 631-246-4029 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.

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