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Q. A 75,000 btuh furnace (80% AFUE) has a temperature rise of 45F. What is the furnace CFM?

The below questions are similar to those asked when attempting to get your *HVAC contractors*,* Masters or journeyman* license. This practice test is *not intended* for those seeking a certification in *service*, such as NATE. The test is for those seeking an HVAC *contractor* or *master* license. Our practice test is absolutely FREE. You may take the test as many times as you wish. If you wish to save time, the answers, and where we got them, are available HERE for a measely 40 bucks.

**Answer:**

One of the basic equations used in hvac design is **BTU = CFM x 1.1 X TD** (TD may be substituded with TR). The equation may be changed around as:

**CFM = BTU / (1.1 X TD) **

**or** **TD= BTU / (1.1 X CFM). **

The above question is asking for CFM, therefore, we will use the equation **CFM = BTU / (1.1 x TR). **

** **BTU = 75,000 x .80 ( because the furnace is 80% efficient, we must __use the output rating__, which is 60.000 BTUH, AFUE X input rating)

**CFM = BTU / (1.1 X TR)**

CFM = 60,000 BTUH/ (1.1 X 45)

CFM = 60000 BTUH / 49.5 = 1212 CFM

** **Another example, using the above equation is “What is the heat loss of a structure being ventilated with 300 cfm of out door air at 20F?

70F indoor temp minus 20F outdoor tem = 50F TD

BTU = CFM x 1.1 X TD 300CFM x 1.1 x 50 = **16,500 BTUH**

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