Your Home’s Heating Load Should Match Your High-Efficiency Furnace
Upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace is one of the best ways to increase the overall efficiency of your home’s heating process. However, if you don’t simultaneously size the heating load of your home, you’ll lose a measure of efficiency. That’s akin to throwing money out the window, especially when you’re investing in a new furnace. Sobieski Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, serving Wilmington, Delaware and the surrounding area, offers homeowners the ultimate in home heating systems with the Lennox ML195 Gas Furnace, along with the industry-approved sizing methods to match your home’s heating load with furnace capacity.
The Lennox ML195 high-efficiency gas furnace provides optimal efficiency, as well as comfort features. With an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating of 95 percent, this furnace is able to use 95 percent of the total energy it consumes to heat your home. That means just 5 percent of that energy is lost, netting you significant savings. It is able to accomplish higher efficiencies primarily with the use of a second heat exchanger that catches lost heat for reuse, and a sealed blower. Other benefits include a durable igniter, steel cabinet and a 20-year warranty on the heat exchanger.
With an efficient furnace selected, the next step in your heating system upgrade is to have your local HVAC contractor perform a heating load calculation. Sobieski uses the widely accepted Manual J method, which takes into account the many ways your home produces heat, or its heating load — the amount of heat the furnace must produce to create a comfortably warmed space. This method includes accounting for your home’s square footage and calculating the capacity of the heating system you’ll need. However, it also takes into consideration your home’s design, insulation amounts, heat gain from windows, air infiltration, and how you use the home. Without including these factors, the capacity of your new heating system might not match your home’s heating needs.
For best results, use a contractor that offers top-of-the-line furnace products from Lennox, along with industry-standard sizing methods for an optimal match. Contact Sobieski Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today for expert help.
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