Proper sizing for new gas furnace

All of the windows have been updated and I’ve gone to great lengths to insulate the walls, ceilings and attic.

About a year ago, it was necessary to update our gas furnace. The heating idea was nearly twenty years seasoned and no longer operative effectively. My biweekly energy costs had gradually risen and the gas furnace was failing to keep up with demands. On especially cold Winter time days, the condo would suppose cold no matter how high I adjusted the thermostat… Plus, frequent little repairs were starting to add up. I knew that the gas furnace was nearing the end of its lifespan; Rather than face a sudden malfunction and be left without heat in the middle of winter, I decided to take proactive measures. I contacted an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C company to supply me a recommendation and an estimate on a new gas furnace. The woman spent less than half an hour inspecting the seasoned gas furnace before she wrote up the estimate. She didn’t perform any tests or calculations to determine the exact heating load of the house. She simply checked the size of the seasoned gas furnace and proposed I update it with a newer, but identical heater. Since the seasoned gas furnace was installed, I’ve made some major fluctuations to the home. All of the windows have been updated and I’ve gone to great lengths to insulate the walls, ceilings and attic. I knew I should be able to purchase a smaller gas furnace, which would cost way less. I called a different Heating, Ventilation, and A/C company who assured me that her company follows proper protocols to determine sizing. Her estimate came in quite a bit lower for a higher quality gas furnace. Plus, this company guaranteed joy with the job and included a discount on an extended maintenance plan.

 

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