February 8, 2021

It’s important for several reasons to get the right-sized furnace for your home. While there are several factors that go into what size furnace you need, the most important one is the size of your house.

What Furnace Size Should I Get?

The larger your home, the larger the furnace you need to heat it. If your house is big, you’ll need a furnace with more BTUs than a smaller one. A 1,200-square-foot residence needs a furnace between 36,000 and 72,000 BTUs. A property that’s 2,100-square-feet needs a heater between 63,000 and 126,000 BTUs.

Besides the size of your home, other things to take into account include where you live, the amount of insulation in your house, the number of windows, which way your residence faces, and more. When you hire a heating and cooling company, they’ll perform a complex calculation to determine the perfect size furnace for your house.

What Happens If the Furnace Is Too Large?

If your furnace is too large, your home won’t be comfortable, as the furnace will operate in short bursts. Some rooms will be too hot, while others will feel too cold. The heater also won’t operate efficiently and will have a shorter lifespan. You’ll have to get it repaired often, which is an expensive proposition.

Cass County Heating, Inc in West Fargo, ND, always makes sure we install the right size furnace. We’re a Lennox Premier Dealer, although we service all makes and models of heaters.

What Happens If It’s Too Small?

Your house won’t be comfortable with too small of a furnace since it will struggle to heat your residence. You’ll have high energy bills, as the furnace will run nonstop. As it runs constantly, it will have a short lifespan. Your house won’t be evenly heated, so you’ll have hot and cold spots, too.

Cass County Heating, Inc installs, repairs, and maintains heating and cooling systems. We also provide indoor air quality solutions, such as whole-home air purification systems. Get in touch with us today to find out more!

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