You may wonder if buying the biggest furnace available is the best choice for your home. After all, bigger heating equipment means the best comfort, right? Not necessarily!
As a matter of fact, finding a furnace that’s the right size for your home is better for your comfort than going too big. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why right-sized equipment is better than oversized equipment:
Oversized Equipment Can Cost You More
A furnace that’s oversized will warm up the spaces very quickly, which – despite how that may sound – isn’t that great for the equipment itself. As the furnace constantly starts up and shuts down in short, quick bursts (also known as cycles) it experiences more wear and tear. The result is increased fuel consumption and the need for frequent repairs.
Oversized Equipment Can Leave You Feeling Uncomfortable
An oversized furnace will reach the set temperature on the thermostat quickly – this often leaves some spaces throughout the home, such as hallways and stairwells, feeling colder as the heat didn’t have time to reach those areas. Additionally, the spaces with vents could become too warm.
Oversized Equipment Can Be Noisy
Large heating equipment in a small home makes for a very noisy environment. While this has no impact on your comfort as far as heating is concerned, it’s much easier to relax in a quiet, peaceful environment while keeping warm!
The takeaway is that, when it comes to your heating equipment, finding a system that is the right size for your home is far more energy efficient and provides for better comfort than just going big.
At Tomasso Bros. Energy, we proudly work with top manufacturers of high-efficiency heating systems and our technicians are experts at finding the right-sized equipment for any home. Call or contact us today if you think your home could use a new, properly sized heating system.
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