Are you looking for an HVAC unit that you can comfortably store within your small apartment? Buying a used furnace sale can be a difficult decision to make, especially for first-time buyers. Experts usually recommend those with limited space to invest in a packaged unit, which offers a smartly compact design.
Picking out the heat pump and gas heat package that is spatially efficient and offers superior utility is a decision that requires research and precise measurement. Homeowners typically install their package units on the roof, while others install several combined HVAC systems.
The most obvious benefit of investing in a heat pump mini slit package is that it doesn’t feature any indoor components. It is spatially efficient and compact and offers superior utility for smaller spaces. To make a well-informed decision, homeowners are strongly advised to calculate the square footage of the space they intend to cool. On average, a home requires one ton of air conditioning for every 400 to 1000 square feet.
However, homeowners are advised to incorporate other factors in this research, such as the length of their ceilings, airflow and circulation, and the number of windows their space features. Once you’ve decided upon the tonnage you need for your cooling needs, it’s time to decide the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) you need in your packaged unit.
For those who don’t know, the SEER ratio refers to the efficiency of the air conditioner unit, and it helps buyers understand the electric consumption within a given timeframe. SEER rating promises maximum efficiency rating, which will prove instrumental in reducing your energy consumption, your carbon footprint, and most importantly, your utility bills.
It is interesting to note that your heat pump and gas heat unit's overall efficiency will also be influenced by your existing ductwork and the expanse of the space you intend to cool, amongst other factors.
While shopping for a gas furnace, it is ideal to decide upon the orientation. We can help you procure upflow horizontal and downflow horizontal models. An upflow gas furnace is typically installed in the basement or closet, while downflow furnaces are ideal for crawl spaces.
Take a look at the adequate tonnage for your gas furnace:
Chilly climate: 50-60 BTUs per square foot
Cold Climate: 45-50 BTUs per square foot
Mild Climate: 40-45 BTUs per square foot
Warm Climate: 35-40 BTUs per square foot
Scorching Hot Climate: 30-35 BTUs per square foot
Buyers can choose between two efficiency levels: high efficiency and standard efficiency gas furnace system. A high-efficiency gas furnace offers 92% efficiency in energy consumption while standard efficiency stands at 80%. Buyers are strongly advised to consult with an experienced installer to understand the ideal unit for their cooling needs and space.