What size furnace do I need?

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When it’s time to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly 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 space, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because 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 bigger expenses.

How can you be confident in the correct furnace size for your home? Begin with a load calculation from the professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) required to heat your space.

Some Factors 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 needs to be accounted for during this process. Many times, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from filtering out of your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the experts from MPC Heating & Cooling review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a 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 play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Chadron. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at MPC Heating & Cooling help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 308-832-4321 or book 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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