The installation of any of your HVAC system equipment should be done by licensed, certified and trained technician for a number of reasons. You want the expertise of a professional since there are challenges better suited for one before, during, and after installation. One of the costly mistakes that can be avoided, which is ensuring the task of sizing the furnace correctly for the home is done with efficient calculations. Today, we at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning would like to discuss furnace sizing.
Inadequate Fitting Furnace
For performance, comfort, and energy efficiency, many homeowners understand that the right size AC unit is essential. Much like air conditioners, the furnace needs to be the correct size for the space, otherwise you can experience insufficient temperature consistency, accelerate the deterioration, lead to high-energy costs, keeping up with the demand, increasing repairs, as well as diminishing the lifespan. Especially furnaces in tight spaces, oversized furnaces make the home too hot. More repairs are inevitable when furnaces continue to the cycle on and off frequently.
Furnace Size Calculator
To help you estimate furnace size based on the square footage of your home is a useful tool for getting a general idea of what size is appropriate is provided by quite a few HVAC manufacturer websites including charts or calculators. To ensure the maximum fit, experienced HVAC technician can get a more accurate calculation, however. In order to figure the right size furnace below are a few of the stats the technicians use.
– Ductwork Efficiency
– Indoor Air Space Cubic Feet
– Climate Zone
– Insulation Type and Volume
– Sunlight Exposure
– Square Footage
– Doors, Windows, and other Elements R-values and U-values
– The Home Envelope’s Integrity
Furnace Not Igniting or Working
A poorly fitted furnace is often the actual problem, though people believe the problem is a malfunctioning component. To determine if the furnace needs to be replaced with the correct size or if it simply need repairs a professional can assess the furnace and the home’s needs. Ensuring you have the right furnace size is vital should the furnace is simply old and coming to the end of its lifespan and you are in need of a replacement as well.
Is a Higher BTU Furnace Better?
The BTU, or British Thermal Units is how the heat output is measured for the furnace. The BTU and the efficiency rating are the 2 primary numbers you need to check on your furnace. Your efficiency rating is the percentage of that heat that makes it into your living spaces and the BTU is the amount of heat the furnace actually generates.
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You need the expert technicians of Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning, when you need to properly fit a new furnace, no matter the reasons. To make certain you have the right size furnace fits your home’s needs, call us today to schedule your furnace replacement and our certified experts will happily assist you. Contact Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing and let our certified professionals assist you.