A Guide for Gas Furnace
A guide for gas furnaces for replacing your furnace with a new central heating and cooling system. Upgrading to a more efficient model can offset the price of a new furnace. Besides the money, your new furnace is a healthier choice for they pollute less and with the new technology, boost comfort by producing more steadily heat control than older models. Gas is a definite benefit for availability is most common in our modern homes.
How Do Most Clients Go About Choosing a Furnace?
First, call contactors to ask for estimates. Atlantis is not the cheapest option, but we are the best in the marketplace for service in Palm Beach County. These are the most important residential heating and air conditioning experiences in both installing and maintaining heating systems.
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In South Florida, we are fortunate to not have extremely cold weather like our neighbors to the North. However, a furnace specification needs to fit the needs of your home or business. Small unit size will not keep your property comfortable in cold weather.
Recognizing a Big Symptom of a Furnace That is Not Properly Sized
The furnace will cycle on and off more frequently. This puts more stress on the components and waste energy making your monthly utility bill to be bigger and possibly uncomfortable rooms or spaces in your home. . Also, ductwork for a larger unit requires larger ducts, installing the wrong size the airflow can be noisy.
How do Assure Your Getting the Right Size Furnace and AC Unit?
To be sure your home or office is installing the correct size. Choose a reputable AC contractor who takes the time to do the job right, by calculating your heating and cooling needs that are set by the industry standard. Looking up your square footage in Manual J HVAC Residential Load Calculation”
What is Manual load Calculation?
HVAC Contractors determine the heating and cooling loads and the recommended capacity from a Manual J calculation for your HVAC home or office building equipment. The proper 1b square footage of home positions your walls, building materials to name a few. If you’re wanting more information about the Manual J. Watch this video.
Heating Efficiency Matters
How efficient is also created in the Annual Fuel-Utilization-Efficiency (AFUE) measured in percentage? Gas is currently the most common heating fuel. Most new central -heating systems use gas.
The higher the number the more heat the furnace can produce from the gas. Also, the more efficient furnaces generate fewer environmental considerations and emissions this might help you with your purchase decisions.
As you decide, it would be wise to insist on a contractor selecting models you’re considering to evaluate the modes with a range of efficiencies and calculate the annual estimated operating cost of each model.
Rather than guessing. Atlantis AC contractors have the equipment to enter your specific measurements and information into the calculations. Make sure any quotes also include any venting required by any appliance installation and product cost.
More Energy Efficient with a Programmable Thermostat
To make your house more energy-efficient.
Here are several ways that will make a noticeable difference in the comfort of your home. By adjusting the thermostat a couple of degrees colder in the winter will save you money. Also a decrease in emissions by six percent.
This is where a programmable thermostat comes into play. Curtains can also be helpful by closing on cold days to cover the windows to hold in the heat. On the sunny days of winter to open the curtains to let the sun warm your home.
This is also a great time to check for cold leaks around the house from ducts and sealing them and if feasible, insulating the ducts.
Replace or Repair?
If your having problems with your furnace here are a few suggestions to try before calling your professional.
- Low airflow, check the air filter – a full air filter will slow the flow of air.
- Check your thermostat – loose wire or a malfunction in the thermostat. Thermostats that run on electricity, check the batteries and try changing them to see if they resolve the problem.
- Check the circuit breaker for tripped breakers or burned-out fuses.
If these suggestions are not getting your furnace to come back on. Then it’s time to call Atlantis AC heating contractor.
Generally, it’s more cost-effective to repair rather than replace, but if your furnace key component such as a control module or heat exchanger fails.
It’s time to seriously consider a replacement furnace. Hopefully, you have got the life of the unit of 15 years. Typically furnaces last 15 to 20 years.
Furnace Replacement Best Brands.
If you’re considering a replacement. It’s good to know the new gas furnaces are more energy-efficient resulting in higher fuel efficiency. Consumer reports have found that a quarter of the gas furnaces are likely to experience a breakdown by the 10th year. Of course, this varies per brand. Atlantis only installs the best brands from their 35+ years of service.
Trane | Carrier | Ruud | Mitsubishi | Amana | Florida Heat Pump | Bosch | Daikin.
Features of Gas Furnace
Don’t let the features on a furnace lure you into thinking it’s a better unit. Yes, the higher-priced units have more features but not always offer high-efficiency models.
Because a higher-efficiency model is what is really important to saving energy that will pay for itself over time.
Variable Heat Blower
This feature is available from different brands. Known to increase efficiency and comfort with the variable speed. Deliver the heat with two levels more control of the amount of heat and more continuously than with the standard fixed heat.
Variable Speed Blowers
Produces fewer uncomfortable swings in temperature and fewer drafts. It can deliver air slower and makes less noise when you don’t need as much heat.
Dual Heat Exchanger
Components that draw heat from the burned gas are called a Heat exchanger. Energy-efficient furnaces supplement the primary exchanger with a second exchanger that draws more heat from the air they burn. Exhaust gases in the second chamber can yield a corrosive acidic condensate because of the exhaust gases. A protective barrier of stainless steel then lined with plastic to protect the second chamber.
Great for larger homes or areas that need different temperatures for comfort. Installed with a number of thermostats that control the airflow with different amounts of heat or cooling throughout the different rooms in your home or office. Like a room with lots of windows, airflow is different from a room with no windows. But as a contractor, we know furnaces with zoned ductwork on average take require more repair.
Now with a higher AFUE rating for higher efficiency, new furnaces have intermittent, direct spark also known as hot surface ignition. Replacing the almost done away with the old pilot light that had to continuously stay lit.
An electrostatic filter gets more air particles with an electrical charge to the filter. Or a high-efficiency HEPA filter added to the intake of the ductwork to reduce the dust blown through the heating system. Made to help family, employees or customers who suffer from chronic lung disease or asthma.
Typically the basic lower efficiency furnaces systems usually have a short warranty than the premium models.
Florida’s Good Alternative Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are very popular in the south and Southwest for the efficient way to wring the outdoors for heat and reverse the cycle in the summer to cool our homes. That makes the theme the preferred way to cool and heat our homes.
Electric- VS- Gas Cooling and Heating
Before you settle in on an electric heating and cooling system. Consider the efficiency of gas as an inexpensive way to run a more efficient AC System. And it looks like it’s going to get the more cost-effective way for the foreseeable future.
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