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Upgrading a Forced Air Furnace: Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

Because heating and cooling utilizes the most energy in a home, one of the best decisions a homeowner can make to improve efficiency and lower bills is to upgrade these systems. This program lets viewers know how to install a new residential forced air furnace, with segments on disconnecting and removing the existing unit, inspecting and testing components, and details of the actual installation—all with an eye toward safety. Information is also given on putting in a digital thermostat, adding a humidifier and HEPA filter, and testing the entire system once it’s complete. Smart tips are offered throughout, and the video closes with suggestions for homeowner training. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Shopware Production. A part of the series Residential Energy Efficiency Projects. (14 minutes)

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Getting Started
One of the best steps a homeowner can make for energy efficiency is upgrading heating or cooling systems. The Manual J calculation determines equipment. BTU is used to measure energy and heat value.