If you’re set to upgrade your heating system, it’s important to enlist an expert for advice when selecting your system, as well as when having it sized and installed. The expert tips from Arpi’s Industries below will help you to get started. Then, give us a call and we’ll come inspect your home, calculate its heating load and match an appropriately-sized system to meet that load.
When selecting a system, Calgary homeowners should consider the following factors to maximize the investment:
The overall efficiency of the system you select is of utmost importance, as it will basically dictate your energy bills. Experts agree that homeowners in the Calgary area benefit from using high-efficiency systems, due to the area climate. High-efficiency equipment is:
- Generally cost effective
- Ideally suited for the airtight construction requirements of more energy-efficient homes
- Less prone to condensation and venting problems that more often occur with lower-efficiency systems
To optimize efficiency, select a system with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating over 90 percent.
Brushless DC motor
A system with this type of motor will cost more initially, but a brushless DC motor, or electronically commutated motor, will reduce the amount of natural gas and electricity that your system consumes. A brushless motor will also improve the air circulation within your home, ensuring even temperatures throughout, all while saving more energy.
A furnace that can produce a range of heating output will optimize energy use. Multi-stage furnaces generally operate at up to three heating capacities, producing just enough heat to meet the temperature demands, whereas single-stage systems always operate at full speed.
Choosing a system with a variable-speed furnace blower will enhance home comfort. Much like a system that can adjust gas output, a blower that can adjust the speed at which the system delivers heated air will produce a more comfortable home, optimizing air delivery based on the current temperature.
You need expert advice to upgrade your heating system, so call Calgary’s leading HVAC experts at Arpi’s Industries today! Our sizing and installation practices will ensure that you get top results.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heating systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.