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Why the Size of a Heater Matters

January 4, 2016 | Blog

Are you thinking about a heating replacement in Fresno, CA? If so, we advise you to weigh your options very carefully. It may not get too frigid around here during the winter season, but you’ll be relying on your heater plenty nonetheless, and it is important that you choose a system that works for your budget, your home, and your personal preferences.

It is also important, though, that your new heater is of the right size for your home. If your heater is either too big or too small for your house, then you can expect a number of problems to develop. Give the professional technicians on our staff a call to guarantee that your new heater is the perfect fit.

Problems with Improperly Sized Heaters

As you can imagine, a heater that is too small is going to struggle to heat your home effectively. It will likely leave cold spots throughout your home, and it is going to run longer than it should have to in order to heat your home successfully. This will drive up your heating costs, leaving you to pay more money for a lesser performance from your home heating system. Contrary to what you may believe, though, bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to a heater.

While an oversized heater will be capable of heating your home effectively, it will encounter some troubles of its own. It will short cycle frequently, for instance, meaning that it will come on and shut down more rapidly than it ought to. This can cause a very inefficient operation, and can also put a lot of wear and tear on the system unnecessarily. This increases the risk of damages, as well as the likelihood that you’ll find yourself with a damaged heater when you need it most. For these reasons, a properly sized heater is a necessity.

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