What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 8, 2021
Furnace Installation

When it comes to furnaces, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, the process of sizing a furnace to fit a Wheeling home involves some fairly complex calculations. If this process is ignored, you could end up with a furnace that’s either too large or too small. It’s good to be able to understand what goes into the furnace-sizing process so that you can be sure your HVAC company is offering you the right products. Here is how the technicians at CSL Climate Control Company match a furnace to a home.

Cubic Volume

One important consideration when it comes to furnace size is cubic volume. Square footage alone isn’t enough, especially if you have rooms in your home with exceptionally tall ceilings. A good HVAC technician, such as those at CSL Climate Control Company, will take the time to measure the length, width, and height of each room to ensure they calculate the correct cubic volume of your home.

Furnace Efficiency

Another factor that determines the size of your furnace is the efficiency of the furnace you choose. Since less-efficient furnaces require more energy to produce the same amount of heat, you will need a larger furnace if you choose one that is less efficient. Different types of furnaces, such as variable-speed furnaces, also play a factor in this calculation.

Why Size Matters

You may wonder why CSL Climate Control Company goes to the trouble to measure your home in the first place. After all, does it really matter if a furnace is larger than you need? The answer is that it absolutely matters. If a furnace is too small, you will never enjoy optimal comfort, at least not often, because your furnace won’t be able to keep up. If a furnace is too large, you risk it turning off and on frequently, which will put excess wear and tear on the furnace.

The Furnace Pros

At CSL Climate Control Company, we work hard to provide great results to our customers. That’s why we take such pride in our HVAC repair, maintenance, and installation services. Plus, we can install humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air cleaners, and a host of other home comfort solutions. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, you can count on us to provide you with great service whenever you give us a call. To learn more about new furnaces, contact us at CSL Climate Control Company today.

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