Buying a new furnace in Rocklin, CA, is stressful enough because of the expense. However, not getting the right-size unit for your home compounds that stress. Here are some reasons the size is important:
There are risks of having a furnace that’s too small for your home. A small unit will run constantly, struggling to heat your home effectively. Because it’ll have trouble heating your home effectively, it’ll suffer from excessive strain.
The result is higher energy consumption and more wear on your system. The additional wear leads to more furnace repairs and a shorter service life.
Larger systems are just as problematic as smaller ones. When your furnace is too large for your space, it’ll heat up too quickly, causing it to shut down prematurely. It then starts back up when the sensor cools down because your room never hit your desired temperature.
Short cycling is when a furnace rapidly starts and stops. The hardest part of a furnace’s cycle is the start-up, so making it do that more often adds tremendous wear to the system.
Whether your unit is too big or too small, the result is the same: less comfort. The system won’t push through enough air, leaving your home uncomfortable and with uneven spots. In both cases, you’ll end up less comfortable, and you’ll end up paying more, either at installation or during operation.
Getting the Right Size
Getting the right size is a matter of knowing the right variables. The first variable is the serviceable square footage.
Next, your installation service technician will consider other factors to arrive at the optimal size. These include the number of occupants in your home, insulation, amount of sun and many other factors.
Be sure you get the right size heater when buying a new furnace. Call to schedule a new furnace consultation with one of our installation experts at Jaguar Heating & Air today.
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