Every home needs to be heated or cooled depending on the season. That is why furnaces and air conditioning units exist. Without a furnace or air conditioner that works properly, the air inside your home can become unbearably uncomfortable. Sometimes homeowners will end up getting oversized furnaces or undersized furnaces which can cause a lot of problems. Continue reading to learn more about oversized furnaces and undersized furnaces and how you can choose a furnace that will work well for your home.
Oversized Furnaces Vs. Undersized Furnaces
It is most common for people to have a furnace that is too big, but both oversized furnaces and undersized furnaces have their drawbacks. In certain locations, people will pick out a furnace that is oversized or undersized instead of a properly sized furnace because it has a lower cost upfront. However, this is not a good idea because having the wrong size furnace can be wildly more expensive down the road.
Drawbacks Of Larger Furnaces
There are several problems that can arise when you have a furnace that is oversize. Firstly, too-large furnaces can cause issues including the furnace going out, fires, and uneven heating throughout the house. Oversized furnaces turn on and off and are inconsistent. An overly large furnace is not a great investment, even if it costs less than the just-right-sized furnace because oversized furnaces are more likely to quit working properly earlier. A correctly sized furnace will be a better choice financially because it will be able to heat your home for a much longer time period.
Drawbacks Of Smaller Furnaces
Undersized furnaces also have their disadvantages. While it is less likely for a homeowner to have a too-small furnace than a too-large furnace, undersized furnaces can still cause certain risks and issues for homeowners. The largest problem with undersized furnaces is that they will always be running to full capacity (which can damage these machines, as they need rest periods) and they will never be able to heat your home fully. You will have an extremely high gas bill for a heater that will not actually keep your home warm.
How To Get The Correct Size Furnace For Your Home
The best way to get the right furnace for your home is to have a professional come in and size your home. An HVAC professional can quickly and efficiently determine what kind of furnace would work best for your home. They can also help you decide between a high-efficiency furnace and an 80% efficiency furnace when they check out your home, air ducts, and current HVAC systems. When you have an HVAC technician come to your home, make sure to ask them to do a heat load calculation.
Do You Need To Replace Your Furnace?
If you are in need of a furnace repair or need a new furnace installed, we at Genuine Comfort are at your disposal. We have extensive experience with HVAC equipment and have worked with clients that have a myriad of different types of HVAC issues. We can help replace oversized furnaces and undersized furnaces, as well as any other furnaces that are not working properly for other reasons. Our talented and knowledgeable technicians are qualified to help you in any way that they can. Feel free to reach out to us today for more information or to get in touch with our team. Contact us today.