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How Does the Size of My Heater Affect Its Performance?

It may be a new year, but a new season is still quite a ways off. For the next couple of months, we are going to be dealing with winter weather. With that in mind, we’re hoping that your heater gives you the great, effective performance that you deserve.

Should you find that you need a new heater before the winter season is over, due to a breakdown, or if you’re just looking forward to replacing your heater when spring comes, keep the size of that heater in mind. This is one consideration that you cannot afford to overlook. Too large or too small, an improperly sized heater in Chesapeake, VA is always a big problem. 

What Can I Expect?

We know that replacing your heater in an emergency situation can be stressful. However, it’s vital that you don’t rush through the process. You need to work with a professional technician to ensure that your heater is of the right size if you hope to avoid the following problems.

Poor Efficiency

When your heater is too small, it is going to run more than it should have to in order to heat your home. This extensive running will result in higher energy consumption and operating costs. Plus, you’ll probably be paying more for less comfort. An oversized system is no better, as it will short cycle and use excessive energy when starting up over and over.

Reduced Comfort

If your heater is not properly sized for your home, you are not going to be living as comfortably as you should be. For all of the problems that an oversized heater can lead to, it will at least heat the house—though it will cycle on and off very frequently in doing so. With an undersized heater, though, it may run and run without ever really achieving the temperature you desire.

Increased Wear

All heaters will incur some general wear and tear over the course of the winter. However, if your heater is too small and running ’round the clock, or too large and short cycling frequently, then there is going to be an excessive level of wear and tear on the system. This can cut down on lifespan and lead to frequent repair needs.

Schedule your heating services with the professionals at House Call Company. Contact us and see how we can make you smile.

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