When it comes to installing a furnace in your Cincinnati area home, you don’t want to take any risky shortcuts. A poorly installed furnace not only will lead to discomfort for home occupants, it likely will cost you in higher energy bills and even pose safety risks.

It’s especially important to have a new furnace correctly sized. This calls for having your contractor perform a heating load calculation that takes into account a variety of factors that determine how much heat is needed to make your home comfortable. Those factors include, of course, the size and layout of your home, but also such things as what building materials it’s composed of, how many windows and how they’re situated with the sun, and the energy efficiency of your home, with regard to such things as airtightness and insulation.

Once a contractor has determined your house’s heating load, they can recommend the correct size of heating system it needs.

Why Correct Furnace Sizing Is Essential

While under-sizing a furnace installation has an obvious disadvantage (the furnace will struggle to heat your home), over-sizing can be just as bad. A furnace that’s too big for a home will short-cycle – it will quickly heat the home to the thermostat setting and then stop, then repeat that process frequently. This will result in wasted energy, increased stress on the equipment, unbalanced heating and less-than-optimal air filtration.

At Jansen Heating & Air Conditioning, you can trust us to install the new furnace professionally, with an eye toward energy efficiency, comfort and safety. We’ll also make sure that it’s the right size and capacity for your home.

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