What size furnace do I need?

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When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all.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 lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you pick a unit oversized for your house, you’ll start to experience short cycles. The reason is that your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, 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 sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the experts at Effective Service Group, LLC. A load calculation takes aspects from your home into review and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

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 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 escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the team from Effective Service Group, LLC evaluate the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the particular type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you get in East Hanover. 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 choosing your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Effective Service Group, LLC help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 973-245-9707 or book 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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