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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When the time comes to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 correctly for your home, will not only affect your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you pick a unit oversized for your space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach proper operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will be heating? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be accounted for during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from Bishop 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you experience in Bishop. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, you can reach us at 760-784-9034 or arrange 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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