Most homeowners experience purchasing a replacement furnace because an old furnace died, or even furnace or a new furnace for a newly constructed home. Though initially, buying a new furnace may seem simple enough, you have to keep in mind the efficiency, size, and more as well as considering the budget. It can be overwhelming to understand all of the technical information, ultimately, if you are in the market for a new furnace. The BTU is one term you are likely to have come across. In order to help you find the correct size of furnace for your home and accurately compare different brands and models, the BTU is a great place to start. We at Hal Mechanical would like to discuss the basic information concerning BTU and its importance today.
How Important is BTU for Furnace?
A commonly used acronym for British Thermal Unit is the BTU ant is a unit of measurement for the heating systems capacity. How much energy is required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1°F in technical terms is what it measures. The rating indicates to you how much energy a furnace or heat pump can produce in other words. To effectively heat your home the larger your home is, the more BTUs your system will need, in general. The majority of homes will fall into the 80,000 to 100,000 range though residential furnaces can range from 40,000 to 200,000 BTUs. There are other acronyms that measure efficiency in the HVAC industry including the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or the SEER, the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, or AFUE regarding furnaces, and for heat pumps. All these measurements differ from one another.
How Many BTU Do I Need for My House?
The correct size for your home is important that your furnace, bigger is not always better in this situation. To determine the required BTUs is not as simple as looking at the size of your home, unfortunately. There are several factors into account that are listed below since the most accurate method is the Manual J Load calculation.
The BTU Factors to Consider:
– Square Footage
– Grade of the Insulation
– The Tightness of the Windows and Doors
– The Average Number of Occupants
– Sun Exposure
– Home’s Construction & Building Materials
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Because for most homeowners, calculating the required BTU using the Manual J Load calculation is not an easy task, it is in your better interest to hire a professional and experienced HVAC technician. When it comes to buying a new furnace for your Greater Las Vegas, NV area home, Hal Mechanical professionals are readily available. You find the furnace that fits your budget, preferred features, and quality model, our specialist will help you calculate the BTUs as well as the AFUE in addition to helping. Call Hal Mechanical today to get the process started on buying a new furnace and we will help you purchase and install the replacement unit.