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If you decide you want to replace your HVAC system, you’ll first want to know what size will be necessary. If you haven’t made any modifications and/or additions to your home, you should be able to stay with the same size system, unless of course, you’ve been unhappy with its performance. Even if all you did was to turn your garage or attic into a comfortable livable space, you should recalculate according to the new dimensions.
A useful rule of thumb when replacing your furnace system is to calculate 20 BTUS per square foot of livable space. This assumes that you live in ideal temperatures and that you have completely and properly insulated your home so there is no loss or leakage. Obviously things are never this perfect so the climate you live in will most affect how much you actually need.
Here is an example of how to calculate requirements for a 2,500 square foot home in the United States:
If you’re in a warm climate: 2,500 x 30 = 75,000 BTUs
If you’re in a temperate climate: 2,500 x 40 = 100,000 BTUs
If you live in a old climate: 2,500 x 50 = 125,000 BTUs
If you live in a very cold climate: 2,500 x 60 = 150,000 BTUs
According to the calculations, 30 to 60 BTUs looks to be closer to the mark, depending on your average temperatures. These calculations also account for leakage in ducting and less-than-perfect home insulation, and account for family entering and exiting the home throughout the day.
BTU numbers indicate only the amount of energy it will take for your hvac system to raise or lower 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit. They do not reflect the actual amount of heating or cooling going on in your house.
Numerous other factors affect what size unit you should get:
Your Foundation type- slab or raised, etc.
Type of roof- shingle, tile, metal, etc.
Color of the roof- light, dark, red, brown, etc.
Windows (type, location, and number, single or double pane)
Exterior doors- type, thickness, construction material
What temperature you want to maintain- do you need it very warm?
Where you live
The size of your house
Which way your house is facing- Southern exposure for living spaces, or do the bedrooms get sun doing the day?
Construction materials used- wood, brick, concrete, stone
Age of the home
Landscaping can affect how much sun or wind hits the house- is it in direct sun or protected/shielded by trees?
There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the best hvac unit for your home. Our highly trained hvac technicians are prepared to assist you in choosing the HVAC system that best suits your needs.
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