On those chilly winter days, you’ll be thankful for your Bossier City home’s furnace. If you’re due for a furnace replacement, you’ll want to make sure that it’s sized correctly so that your home stays comfortable, and you don’t overspend on your utility bill. While exact furnace sizing is best handled by the pros at Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc., there are a few basic principles that you can keep in mind so that you know what to expect from the furnace replacement process.
Determine Your Location
One factor that determines your furnace size is your geographic location. Since Louisiana winters tend to be mild compared to more northern locales, you can size your furnace smaller. At Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc., we recommend an average of about 30-35 BTUs of heating capacity per square foot of home size for this area.
Calculate the Size of Your Home
The overall size of your home also plays into the size of the furnace you’ll need. You’ll want to think about cubic volume and not just square footage. This means that you’ll need to multiply the length, width, and height of each room and then add those calculations together to determine the volume of your living area.
Choose Your Furnace
Finally, the type of furnace you choose for your home will help determine its size. Your main options are a gas furnace, an electric furnace, or a heat pump. Although a heat pump uses electricity similar to an electric furnace, it uses the electricity to pump heat from outside instead of creating heat using a heating element. This means that a heat pump can operate more efficiently than other types of furnaces, especially in Louisiana’s mild climate.
Call the Pros
With so many variables at play, it makes sense to call the pros at Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc. when it’s time for a new furnace. We can take care of furnace and air conditioner installations, repairs, and maintenance. We can also install whole-house fans, air purification systems, and ductless HVAC systems. With over 45 years in the local HVAC industry, you can count on us to take care of you and your family. You can visit our website to see the positive customer reviews for yourself, testifying to the quality of work we do. To learn more about installing a new furnace, contact us at Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc. today.