If you are facing a furnace replacement this winter, you want to make sure you get the right one so you don’t have to do it again for a long, long time. Part of choosing the right furnace for your home is making sure your new furnace is the right size. It may be tempting to buy the largest furnace you can find to make sure your home is getting warm as fast and efficient as possible. However, buying a larger furnace isn’t going to give you the results that you’re looking for. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about why the size of your furnace matters, and why bigger isn’t always better when you’re choosing your furnace.
Why an Oversized Furnace Isn’t Always Better
There are certainly some things in life where buying something bigger is better. However, a furnace isn’t one of them. If your furnace is too large for your home, it will actually cause problems rather than help heat your home. Furnaces are selected depending on the square footage of your home. Here are some of the reasons you shouldn’t purchase a furnace that is too large for your house.
– Uneven Heating: No one wants to have hot spots in their home while others seem cold, but that is exactly what can happen when the furnace in your home is too large. If you had any uneven heating in your home before purchasing a new furnace, those areas that are too warm or too cold will become an increasingly larger problem with a furnace that is too large.
– Short Cycling Furnace: It can be incredibly hard on a furnace to constantly turn on and then off again. With a wrong sized furnace that is exactly what will happen. When the furnace is too large for the home, it gets too hot too quickly and then shuts off before the house has been heated. It generates too much heat during operation and is shut off for safety. This can leave your home uncomfortable.
– Shorter Furnace Lifespan: To have your furnace short cycling all the time can be hard on the unit itself. It will shorten the lifespan of your furnace because it is working harder than it should to warm your home. This will leave you replacing the furnace much earlier than you would need to.
– Less Energy Efficient: When your furnace is working overtime to heat your home, it isn’t going to be efficient. So, not only will you be uncomfortable, but you will be paying more to be uncomfortable.
Furnace & Boiler Heating Maintenance, Repairs, Replacement, Emergency Repairs & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam, Massachusetts
If you are replacing your furnace this season, it is vital that you make sure you’re purchasing a furnace that is the right size. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning can help ensure the furnace you’re putting in your home is the right size when you leave your furnace replacement up to our team of highly trained technicians. Call us today!