What size furnace do I need?

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When it’s time to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only hurt your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you spending extra money on your utility bills.

If you choose a unit oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into 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 certain about the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and measures the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your house.

Some Items that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—What size is the area your furnace will need to heat? 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 through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Woody's Sudden Service Inc take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the 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—Factor in the range of weather you receive in Manassas Park. 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 picking your new furnace. Let the experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc help you identify a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, contact us at 703-278-2036 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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