There are a number of reasons as to why a licensed, certified and trained technician should be installing your HVAC system equipment. Though there are challenges better suited for the professional at the time of installation, you want the expertise of a professional prior to that. A technical process that requires special knowledge is the initial task of sizing the furnace correctly for the home, and getting of the calculations are wrong, it can result in a costly mistake. Bearing this in mind, we at Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing would like to further elaborate on furnace sizing.
Undersized or Wrong Size Furnace
Most people understand the right size AC unit is essential for comfort, performance, and energy efficiency. Furnaces are much like the air conditioning unit. If it is not sized correctly, it will have a have a hard problem keeping up with the demand, resulting in high-energy costs, insufficient temperature consistency, and accelerating the deterioration, making for frequent repairs and prevent it from making its projected lifespan. Additionally, oversized furnaces make the home too hot, particularly the ones close the furnace location. Since the cycle on and off frequently, more repairs are eventually needed as well.
Furnace Sizing Calculator
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 help you estimate furnace size based on the square footage of your home. However, an experienced HVAC technician can get a more accurate calculation to ensure the maximum fit. Below are a few of the stats the technicians to figure the right size furnace.
– Insulation Type and Volume
– Sunlight Exposure
– Square Footage
– Windows, Doors and other Elements R-values and U-values
– The Home Envelope’s Integrity
– Ductwork Efficiency
– Indoor Air Space Cubic Feet
– Climate Zone
Measure Twice for Furnace Upgrade
Many issues people believe to be a faulty furnace are actually just poor fitting. A professional can assess the furnace and the home’s needs to determine if the furnace needs to be replaced with the correct size or if it simply need repairs. Additionally, if the furnace is simply old and coming to the end of its lifespan and you are in need of a replacement, ensuring you have the right furnace size is vital.
Furnace BTU’s & Efficiency
Furnace heat output is measured in BTU, or British Thermal Units. The two primary numbers you need to check on your furnace is the BTU and the efficiency rating. The BTU is the amount of heat the furnace actually generates and your efficiency rating is the percentage of that heat that makes it into your living spaces.
Furnace Heating Repair, Inspection & More in Bedford Hills, Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & The Bronx, New York
When you need to properly fit a new furnace, no matter the reasons, you need the expert technicians of Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing. Call us today to schedule your furnace replacement and our certified experts will happily assist you to ensure you have the right size furnace fits your home’s needs. Call Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing today to get started!