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What size furnace do I need?

When the time comes to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you select a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and cost you more in energy bills.

How can you be sure you know the correct furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at The Frazier Company. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your home.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large 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 needs to be included during this process. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from The Frazier Company take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you receive in Omaha. 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 selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at The Frazier Company help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 402-896-5900 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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