If you’re thinking about having a new heating system installed, you may have the idea that bigger is better. After all, wouldn’t a larger unit be better at keeping you comfortable. This may sound like it makes sense, but actually it is a bad idea.When a heater is too large for the area it is supposed to heat, it will begin to “short cycle.” What this means is that your target temperature will be reached so rapidly that it will shut down the system before the heating cycle is completed. It is typical for an overlarge heater to turn off and on numerous times. When this happens, the system has to work too hard causing it to wear down rapidly. In addition, it requires much more energy because a heater requires the most power when it starts up. Finally, a system that is too large will not heat all of the parts of your home effectively because the heating system will not run long enough to evenly distribute the heat throughout your home.
It is equally important that you do not want to invest in a heating system that is too small to keep your home warm on the coldest days. A unit that is undersized will have to run constantly to try to acheive the desired temoperature. This will be reflected in higher energy bills as well.
It makes sense to have a professional evaluate your needs and recommend the proper size heating system to meet your needs. This will save you money in the long run and keep you comfortable. If you are considering replacing your heating system, give MTB Heating and Air a call. We will send one of our estimators out to evaluate your situation and suggest the most effective and proper sized system for you.
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