serving Snohomish and East King
Counties since 2001.
Locally Owned and Operated.
Have you experienced different temperatures in the rooms of your home or work space? Or have you noticed a decline in the quality of the air you’re breathing in with your indoor environment? Then it may be time to have your furnaces and/or air ducts repair or replaced. Fortunately there are experts to help you find out what qualities to look for when purchasing a new furnace, how to go about contacting a repair man and the city of Kirkland even has a updated list of regulations that are required for the installation and functionality for your furnace and air ducts. It may sound like a lot of information all at once, but you can reach out to plenty of experts along the way who will conduct a critical analysis before and after to determine how your home can provide the best air circulation for your home or work space.
One of the most common questions that people ask when purchasing a new furnace is what size they will need for their boiler, heat pumps and furnace systems. Buying a furnace also doesn’t have to be as expensive as it seems because many people don’t factor in the efficiency characteristics or even the right size for that matter. Even though you buy a bigger furnace, it may lead you to spending more than you need to since they cycle on and off more often than one that is properly sized for your home or building. The next factor you may want to consider when when selecting a new furnace is to find the most efficient furnace so that you are getting the greatest possible percentage in heat emissions. Even though you are going to pay a greater upfront price for a furnace with a higher efficiency, it may end up saving you much more on your overall heating bill. In this day in age, it is recommended that you choose a furnace with a minimum Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of 90 percent or greater to reduce the long term costs of heating. You may also be interested in a furnace with multi-stage firing to reduce the amount of energy your home uses, while it shuts off the burners when heating is unnecessary.
In terms of the correct air duct codes for your home, the city of Kirkland suggests that equipment shall be set up with AHRI Standard 550/590 test conditions at 44 degrees Fahrenheit resulting in chilled-water temperature and 85 degrees Fahrenheit entering condenser water temperature with 3 gpm/ton. If you choose to set your system up differently, you’re other options can be calculated based on the tables C4-3 and C4-4 in the Washington State Energy Code. According to C403.2.3.1 of the Washington State Energy Code, water-cooled centrifugal chilling packages must also meet the NPLV levels for the centrifugal chillers. The code states that the leaving evaporator fluid must not be less than 36 degrees Fahrenheit and the condenser fluid not reach more than 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
It is important to be critical when selecting the installer of your heating system, which is why you want a contractor who tests your system before and after is has been replaced to make sure it is producing the most efficient air quality and meeting all the required codes within Kirkland’s jurisdiction. One of the most important reasons to consider when having your system installed is to make sure that it is installed correctly, because it may result in you paying higher energy costs if it is not properly installed.
Whether you’re looking to replace your current air ducts and furnace or just have them cleaned, it may be beneficial to you or your company to make sure that your heating systems are up to date with the correct coding. If you are looking for other coding regulations for the city of Kirkland, log on to http://www.neec.net/energy-codes for more information about installation and furnace and air duct requirements.