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Heating Tip: Sizing Matters

If you are serious about heating your home effectively and efficiently, then you need to schedule routine heating maintenance with a trained professional. Before you ever get to that point, though, you must be certain that the heater in your home is appropriately sized for your living space. This is just one of many reasons why a professional heating installation is so important.

Read on to learn about how an improperly sized heating system can leave you with a subpar heating performance. If you are in need of a heater for a newly constructed home, or if you are ready to replace your heating system, let us know. We’ll make sure that your new heater in Everett, WA is the perfect size for your home.

Too Big Is Just As Bad As Too Small

Conventional wisdom may lead you to believe that an oversized heating system is at least better than an undersized one. This is really not the case, though. Both situations will leave you wanting.

An undersized heater is obviously going to give you trouble, as it is going to struggle to heat your home effectively. The areas furthest from the heating source will likely be cooler and less comfortable than those closer in the distribution system. Your heater is also going to run a lot more than it should have to in order to heat your home, which means that you’ll be overpaying for what is likely a lesser heating performance.

This does not mean that bigger is better, though. If your system is too big for your home, it can actually bring temperatures up too quickly. When that happens, your system is going to short cycle. It will run too briefly before shutting off, only to have to start up sooner than it should. Not only does this lead to subpar comfort, but it also puts a lot of strain on the system and drives up energy costs. Starting and stopping frequently uses more energy than running a full cycle, you see.

If you have any questions or are ready to schedule a heating installation, contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric today.

 

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