This sizing process can be challenging for an average homeowner.
Every homeowner knows the secret to an efficient home heating system is getting the right sizing before installation. This is true for conventional air conditioners, advanced HVAC systems, and hydronic heating systems. But how do you size a hydronic system for your residential space? First, you have to familiarise yourself with the water system Btu measurement, or better yet, get a qualified HVAC contractor’s services. Get the Btu, the GPM, and the system temperature change. The Btu is evaluated per hour, while the GPM is your HVAC system’s gallons for every 60 seconds. The final part of the formula, the temperature change, is the impact of Btus passed on to the heated area from the HVAC system. However, all these requirements are for determining the output and sizing of your current system. When getting a new system, you have to determine your home’s heating needs per unit floor area, mostly square foot. Essentially, your heating system should be able to create enough heat to heat your home and compensate for heat loss in the process. Therefore, you have to determine the heat loss rate of a building to know its heating requirement. This information will also guide you to finding the right type of hydronic system to use. This sizing process can be challenging for an average homeowner. You might also make errors of omission or dismiss priority features. For this reason, you should get the services of an HVAC company or an HVAC contractor from the outset. Allow the HVAC professional to determine your building’s hydronic system size and type. The HVAC expert also has the right industry connections to know who to call, like civil engineer, for help whenever necessary.