If you find yourself faced with replacing your current furnace for a brand new one, you will find that you have many different brands, sizes and types of furnaces to choose from. It may leave you feeling like you need the biggest furnace to keep you warm for the few months that we need it here in Vegas. However, before you buy what you feel is the biggest and best furnace out there, Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating is here to talk about why bigger isn’t always better when it comes to a new furnace.
Uneven Heat Distribution
Having rooms that aren’t as warm as others in your home is a common problem that many homeowners face. You may think that the problem can be fixed by simply getting a larger furnace for your home. However, when you do this, you will find that the problem is only more pronounced, and you still have hot and cold spots that are even more dramatic. If your thermostat is located in an area of your home that heats up the quickest, the remainder of your home will likely always feel slightly chilly.
Oversized Furnace is Less Energy Efficient
Many people make the mistake of thinking that a bigger furnace will heat their home more efficiently that their older, smaller furnace ever could. This isn’t true because as your furnace turns on to heat your home, it won’t actually hit its most efficient part of the cycle until it has warmed up. If the furnace is too big for the house, it likely won’t ever get out of this warm up phase and will be working less efficiently than a properly sized furnace would. Your furnace will constantly be kicking on and firing up only to shut down. This the least efficient part of heating your home.
Oversized Furnace Short Cycling
Just like when you are turning on and off a car all the time, people will tell you it’s hard on the engine; when your furnace is constantly turning on and then shutting off frequently, it’s hard on it. It will dramatically reduce the lifespan of your furnace to turn on and off like that. If you aren’t familiar with the term short cycling, it is when your furnace is turning on and off for only short periods of time as it works to heat your home throughout the day. This is a problem for the many reasons listed above, including the fact that it decreases the lifespan of your furnace. If you can avoid short cycling, you definitely should.
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If it is time to replace your furnace, you shouldn’t tackle it on your own. The experts at Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating have the experience to ensure you are choosing the sized furnace for your home. This can help save you from headaches down the road. Call us today!