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What size furnace do I need?

When the time comes to replace your outdated furnace, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all.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 impact your comfort, but can result in shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.

If you pick a furnace oversized for your space, you’ll start to experience short cycles. This means 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 experts at Lycoming Heating Company. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your space.

Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How big is the area your furnace will need to heat? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the team from Lycoming Heating Company evaluate 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—Consider the range of weather you get in Williamsport. You’ll want a furnace that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the qualified technicians at Lycoming Heating Company help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, you can reach us at 570-244-2510 or book an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our team is happy to help you out.

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