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Why Not Just Increase the Size of My Heater?

If you have a heater that is failing, or if it has broken down entirely, then you may think that now is the perfect time to replace it with a bigger and badder system. Unfortunately, the “bad” in that description is really the only part that matters. You may think that a bigger heating system is automatically going to do a better job of heating your home, but this really couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, an oversized heating system is going to present you with a number of different problems that you won’t be able to overcome once that system is in place. 

Why an Oversized Heater Is a Problem

As you can imagine, a heater that is too small for the home in which it is installed is going to encounter a number of operational problems as it struggles to heat the space. It will run longer than it should have to, and waste energy in the process, while also incurring a lot of unnecessary wear and tear. What many homeowners fail to realize, though, is that oversized systems are no better.

It is true that an oversized system is not going to have trouble heating the house effectively. However, it will wind up heating the house too rapidly, and it will short cycle as a result. This means that the system will cycle on and off too frequently, and this also results in excessive wear and tear. Additionally, it will waste a lot of energy, as starting up a heater uses more energy than running it for an appropriately long cycle. Plus, you are essentially going to be paying for a heating capacity that you’ll simply never need. Work with us, and know that your heater is of the right size.

In order to enjoy great heating in Suffolk, VA, you need only work with the professionals here at House Call Company.

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