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What size furnace do I need?

When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all.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 affect 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 system oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too rapidly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to decreased lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your home.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will have to heat up? A technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home may be considered during this process. Often, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation assists in keeping warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Cytech Heating & Cooling 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you receive in Edinburg. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Cytech Heating & Cooling help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, you can reach us at 956-630-3522 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to discuss options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.

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