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Furnace Btu Requirement Statistics

Furnace BTU requirements can vary significantly depending on factors such as the size of the space being heated, insulation levels, and regional climate conditions.

Statistic 1

"The typical furnace btu requirement for a 1,000 square foot home is approximately 35,000 to 50,000 BTU per hour."

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Statistic 2

"Furnace sizing has a lot to do with the age of the home; older homes typically require 60 BTU per square foot whereas newer homes require only 30 to 35 BTU per square foot."

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"Even within the same climate zone, there can be a range of BTUs required. For example, in zone 3, you might need anywhere from 35-60 BTUs per square foot."

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"The majority of homes in North America are heated with gas fired furnaces with an average BTU heating output of approximately 80,000 BTUs."

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Statistic 5

"Between 6-8% of furnaces installed are designed for outputs over 120,000 BTU."

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"A 2,000 square foot home in a milder winter climate might require a furnace rated at 60,000 BTU while the same size home in a harsh winter climate might need 80,000 BTUs."

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Statistic 7

"Only 15% of new gas furnaces installed are smaller than 70,000 BTU."

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Statistic 8

"At a product efficiency rating of 80% an 80,000 BTU furnace would effectively deliver 64,000 BTUs of heating energy to your home."

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Statistic 9

"In cold climates, a house might need as many as 90-100 BTUs per square foot."

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Statistic 10

"According to Department of Energy, AFUE doesn’t take into account heat losses from duct system, which can be as high as 35%, especially in an unconditioned area like attic."

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Statistic 11

"For every 10,000 BTU's of furnace capacity, approximately 3.5 cubic feet of indoor air per minute is used."

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"Areas with temperatures above 35°F require 30-35 BTU per square foot."

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Statistic 13

"The majority of homes in North America need furnaces with 40 to 80k BTU/hr."

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Statistic 14

"Improperly sized or mismatched furnaces can waste as much as 30 percent of BTUs."

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Statistic 15

"Furnaces that are rated at 90,000 BTUs and above are typically meant for homes that are 2,000 square feet or larger."

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