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The Importance of Heating System Sizing

- 10:13 am - January 12th, 2021


There are a few ways you could think about your heating equipment in terms of sizing. On one hand, you might believe that a bigger heating system is better – after all, more power equals better heat, right? On the other hand, you could assume that a smaller system would save you on heating costs. The reality is that every home is different, and there isn’t a catch-all solution to heating system sizing!

That’s why it’s important to consider the size of your home and your heating needs before selecting your heating system, so you can…

Manage Energy Costs

An oversized heating system will warm a space up in quick, short bursts and a smaller system will run continuously as it tries to meet the set temperature. Both of which result in an increase in wear and tear and fuel consumption, as well as uneven heating. A properly sized heating system will use fuel efficiently, possibly even saving you on fuel costs over time!

Extend the Lifespan of the Equipment

Because of the constant cycling and running of over and undersized equipment, the wear and tear takes a greater toll on the system’s health and efficiency. This will result in more frequent service calls and an increase in the cost of general upkeep. It can also increase the risk of equipment failure. A properly sized heating system will experience normal wear and tear without any additional strain on the equipment!

Enjoy Even Coverage

Heating equipment will struggle to keep a home warm if it’s too small for the space, leaving the homeowner to deal with cold spots throughout. If it’s too large, certain rooms will be overly warm while others remain cool. A properly sized heating system will reach all of the spaces and provide an appropriate amount of warmth!

Looking for a new heating system that fits your home like a glove? Give the experts at Southside Fuel a call! We sell, install and maintain modern heating equipment of all sizes. Call or contact us online to get started!

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