Heating expenses can easily consume close to half of an average household’s energy budget.
This makes energy efficiency an important goal for homeowners. Fortunately, heating systems have come a long way. They are now more efficient than ever and offer homeowners lots of choices. Gas furnaces are the most common type of residential heating system in use today, with industry estimates placing gas furnaces in about 60 percent of American homes.
Size & Efficiency Matter
Heating system specifications should fit your home’s needs. Proper sizing and installation are critical to ensuring your furnace is efficient. A furnace that’s too small won’t keep your house comfortable during extremely-cold weather. Furnaces that are larger than necessary cycle more frequently resulting in unnecessary wear and wasted energy. Also, larger furnaces may require larger ducts. Without the right size ducts, airflow can be noisy.
Your Sure Temp technician will begin by evaluating your home by performing an Air Conditioning Contractors of America Manual J HVAC load calculation. This will determine your heating needs based on the climate, your home’s size, design, and construction. The calculation is relatively easy to determine and will reveal what size furnace you need to effectively and efficiently heat your entire home. Gas is currently the most common heating fuel, and most new central-heating systems use gas.
The team at Sure Temp Heating & Air Conditioning knows a lot about home heating from our experience providing HVAC services to the Binghamton, NY area since 1977. If you need help choosing the best home heating system for you, give us a call at 607-729-6800 today!