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What size furnace do I need?

When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 correctly 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 house, you’ll start to run into 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 higher costs.

How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at The Frazier Company. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your house.

Some Factors 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 will 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 during 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 review 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 influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Omaha. 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 experts at The Frazier Company help you pick a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 402-628-0206 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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