Based on Ecolighten’s Quality Installation Study for Furnaces that was commissioned by FortisBC, "Maximizing Furnace Performance" provides a top ten list of system and design considerations for contractors when installing a high-efficiency furnace.
Given that properly sizing HVAC equipment and installing these units to industry-recognized procedures is critical to ensuring top-notch performance, "Maximizing Furnace Performance" is a step-by-step outline to help contractors optimize the energy efficiency, while delivering comfort and maximizing equipment longevity. Key highlights of the article include:
- Guidance on Pre-Changeout Steps with visual and diagnostic testing including load calculations and external static pressure testing to understand existing conditions of the home.
- Recommendations on critical Installation Components including venting, controls, filtration and ductwork adjustments to maximize system performance.
- A summary Commissioning Checks and tests to verify and document that the engineered performance of the furnace has been achieved.
About Mechanical Business:
Mechanical Business is a Canadian-owned and operated magazine for HVAC/R, plumbing and hydronic professionals. It is distributed to 21,914 mechanical contractors, wholesalers and specifying engineers throughout Canada.
Ecolighten Energy Solutions is an environmentally-focused company dedicated to helping our clients find innovative solutions to using energy more wisely in our homes. Backed by real-world experience, Ecolighten has a broad and deep knowledge base in mechanical design, building science, house-as-a-system and energy services to help our clients meet the challenges of energy-effiiency.