We all know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but have you heard the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Furnaces? Yeah, we didn’t think so, which is why we are here to tell you all about it.
See, when it comes to your furnace, size really does matter, and below, we’ll explain why. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and as always, remember to schedule your heating services in Everett, WA with us!)
Okay, now back to the story …
Once Upon a Time, There Was a Furnace That Was Too Big
There are many homeowners who believe that installing an oversized furnace is a smart choice since they think it’ll provide them with fast, sufficient heat. However, an oversized furnace generates way too much output. Often this leads to the thermostat shutting down the furnace before it has had a chance to complete a full heating cycle. This puts a large amount of stress on the system, causing it to wear down faster.
Your furnace might be oversized if you notice:
- High heating bills: Inefficiencies cause utility bills to skyrocket.
- Short-cycling: Your system repeatedly turns on and off multiple times throughout the day.
- Uneven heating: Some rooms might be significantly hotter than others.
… And a Furnace That Was Too Small
An undersized furnace will put out too little heat to keep your home warm. Therefore, the furnace will stay on far longer than it’s designed to in an attempt to properly heat the home. This puts a tremendous amount of strain on the system, resulting in overworked parts. This will cause the heating system to wear down much faster than it is supposed to.
Your furnace might be undersized if you notice:
- You are cold: If you’ve set a warm temperature and you are still cold, your furnace might be too small.
- High heating bills: A small furnace will be inefficient, leading to costly utility bills.
- Long run time: The furnace will run for extended amounts of time.
This Furnace is Juuuuuuust Right
To ensure that your furnace is the right fit for your home, you need to hire a certified HVAC professional to install it. See, properly sizing a furnace doesn’t just mean getting the right physical dimensions–it also means looking at the overall output of the system relative to the size of your home.
Unfortunately, you will find that there are plenty of amateurs willing to provide these services for a fairly cheap price, but do not be fooled–sometimes an attempt to save money will end up costing you much, much more in the long run. Therefore, it is best to call in a pro the first time around (especially if you want the job done right!) Remember, when it comes to your comfort and your budget, you don’t want to take any risks.
Schedule your furnace installation services with the team at G & S Heating, Cooling & Electric today. We are a service company you can depend on!