What size furnace do I need?

January 31, 2019

When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you pick a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach the right operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and higher costs.

How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at YES R&M Inc.. A load calculation takes particulars 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 Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be included during this process. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from YES R&M Inc. review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you get in Long Beach. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at YES R&M Inc. help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 562-286-6624 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 team is happy to help you out.