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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When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 appropriately 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 choose a system oversized for your house, you’ll start to notice 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 bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Mustang Mechanical. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large 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 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 leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the professionals from Mustang Mechanical take a look at 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in Grand Prairie. 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 Mustang Mechanical help you pick a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, contact us at 972-445-9504 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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