For a number of reasons, the installation of any of your HVAC system equipment should be done by licensed, certified and trained technician. Before, during, and after installation, you want the expertise of a professional since there are challenges better suited for one. You can avoid one of the costly mistakes by ensuring the task of sizing the furnace correctly for the home is done with efficient calculations. To discuss furnace sizing, we at Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing would like to elaborate.
Problems with Oversize & Undersize Furnace
Many homeowners understand that the right size AC unit is essential for comfort, performance and energy efficiency. The furnace needs to be the correct size for the space, similar to the air conditioner unit. If the furnace size is inadequate you can experience insufficient temperature consistency, the deterioration is accelerated, lead to high-energy costs, and to keep up with the demand, the repairs increase, as well as diminishing the lifespan. Unfortunately, oversized furnaces make the home too hot, particularly furnaces in tight spaces.
Furnace Size Calculation
A useful tool for getting a general idea of what size is appropriate, it helps you to estimate furnace size based on the square footage of your home, and quite a few HVAC manufacturer websites including charts or calculators. Having an experienced HVAC technician can get a more accurate calculation, ensures the correct fit. Below are a few of the stats the technicians to help you figure the right size furnace.
– Sunlight Exposure
– Square Footage
– Doors, Windows, and other Elements R-values and U-values
– Ductwork Efficiency
– Indoor Air Space Cubic Feet
– Climate Zone
– Insulation Type and Volume
– The Home Envelope’s Integrity
Furnace BTU Meaning
Despite people believing the problem is a malfunctioning component, a poorly fitted furnace is often the actual problem. A professional can assess the furnace and the home’s needs to identify the furnace needs to be replaced with the correct size or if it simply needs repairs. Should the furnace be simply old and coming to the end of its lifespan and you are in need of a replacement as well, ensuring you have the right furnace size is vital. For the furnace, the BTU, or British Thermal Units is how the heat output is measured. You need to check on your furnace for the BTU and the efficiency rating are the two primary numbers. The BTU is the amount of heat the furnace actually generates, your efficiency rating is the percentage of that heat that makes it into your living spaces.
Furnace Installation, Replacement & 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 and we can make certain you have the right size furnace fits your home’s needs. With the help of our professionals, you can rely on the rightly sized furnace for your home, no matter the square footage.