Why It’s Important to Properly Size Your Heating System

- 11:05 am - December 14th, 2020

There are a few schools of thought on sizing home heating equipment. On the one hand, you might assume that bigger is better. And on the other hand, you might assume that smaller equipment is more cost effective. Truth is, there’s only one right answer – the right size for your home!

Homeowners throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland should know why it’s important not to go too big or too small with your heating system. We’re here to tell you!

  • Keeping Energy Costs Low: A heating system that’s too large will cycle on and off constantly as it attempts to maintain even temperatures in the home. Meanwhile, a system that’s too small will run continuously as it tries to keep your home comfortable. In both situations, energy costs will be higher than if the system was the appropriate size for the space.

  • Extending Equipment Lifespan: Because oversized heating systems constantly cycle on and off, and undersized systems are always running, the wear and tear takes a greater toll on the systems’ health and efficiency. Properly sized equipment will experience wear and tear at a normalized rate – so repairs and service calls are less frequent, and the equipment lasts longer.
  • Enjoying Even Heating Coverage: Large heating equipment releases warm air in bursts – often leaving certain rooms feeling hotter than others. Undersized equipment, on the other hand, will struggle to keep temperatures even throughout the space. Right-sized equipment provides even warmth from room to room!

Is your heating system the right size for your home? If you notice cold spots, if your equipment needs frequent servicing, or if your energy costs have increased, you could have a heating system that’s too big or too small for your home! If you think your equipment is the wrong size, contact us today to find the right-sized heating system for you!