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The Benefits of Properly Sizing Your Heating System


November 18, 2020

Some homeowners may think that a bigger heating system is better for managing their winter comfort. Conversely, other homeowners might believe that a smaller system will use less energy – so they save on cooling costs.

Here’s a trade secret: The best sized heating system depends on the size of your home!

That's why homeowners throughout Central New Hampshire should be enjoying ample heating comfort with a heating system that’s the right fit for their home. And here’s why it’s important not to go too big or too small with your heating system:

  • Energy Costs: 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.
     
  • System 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.
     
  • 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!

If you notice cold spots in your home, if your equipment needs frequent service and maintenance, or if your energy costs have been higher than usual, 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!

 

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