Homeowners at one time or another find themselves faced with the impossible challenge of having to buy a new furnace for their home. The biggest dilemma faced is not knowing what size furnace to buy in order to accommodate the heating requirements of their home. With that said, we here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling are equipped to provide homeowners with all the data and insight needed to purchase the perfect sized furnace for their homes. Our expert technicians come out to your home and perform calculations to determine the proper sized furnace, you will need to buy in order to accommodate all your heating requirements.
Our highly experienced and skilled technicians are all licensed and certified and are committed to providing all our Nashville clients with top of the line services and superior products. We fully understand how frustrating and fearful it can be when your home furnace gives out and you are faced with making that all-important investment. Since it is such a large investment you want to be certain that you know exactly what size furnace to buy as well as what model and what specific features you may need.
Factors to Consider when Buying your New Furnace
There are several factors that must be considered when you set out to choose the appropriate sized furnace for your home since purchasing the wrong sized furnace can ultimately result in high installation costs and a heating system that is less efficient.
One of the first factors to research is that of capacity. If you choose a furnace that is too big it will be every bit as inefficient as a furnace that is too small. A large capacity furnace tends to incur heat loss as a result of rapid cycling. Rapid cycling occurs when your furnace starts and stops too quickly causing some areas of your home to be warmer than others.
In order to determine the proper sized furnace needed for your home and the proper capacity our trained technicians utilize an industry calculation to determine the amount of BTU’s that are needed for heating and cooling your entire house. This method of calculation takes into consideration the number of doors and windows in the home as well as the type of insulation you have in order to come up with an accurate measure of the furnace, you will need to provide efficient and consistent heat throughout the entire living areas in your home.
Our expert teams here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling will then determine the efficiency rating, which is every bit as important in determining what size furnace to buy. The efficiency measurement reveals how much fuel converts into heat and the proper efficiency percentage is necessary to calculate to avoid high fuel costs.
Finally, our technicians will research the many modern furnace features, including electronic ignitions rather than the old styled pilot lights, gas valves (two-stage and modulating) that reduce gas flow whenever possible and make necessary adjustments to the flow of gas, both of which are much more efficient than a single stage furnace, and finally, air handler systems that increase not only air filtering but the lifespan of the furnace.
Let Our Professionals Help
Modern furnaces have a wide range of features that they offer, but it is critical to give primary focus to capacity and efficiency when you try to determine what size furnace to buy and what model is best suited to your home’s needs. Purchasing a furnace of appropriate size will not only keep your family comfy and warm during the cold fall and winter months but will also minimize energy costs as well.
If you find that you need to purchase a new furnace then reach out today to the highly professional and friendly technicians here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling today. A furnace is a big investment, so let us help you to make the right investment for your home and family today.