What happens when a new furnace is installed that is too big for the space it is heating? When a new furnace is installed, sometimes the homeowner will get a bigger furnace in hopes for a better and more efficient heating system that will provide quicker warmth and lower their costs. However, this outcome isn’t possible. Absolute P&M Services will share what happens when an over-sized furnace is installed.
Uneven Heat Distribution in House
One common result of an over-sized unit is uneven heating. When a furnace is too big, it will often release a burst of hot air and make the home feel hotter in other areas of the home. The rest of the home will remain cold or hot, making the home very uncomfortable. Uneven heating is a common problem that can’t be corrected when the furnace is over-sized. In order to correct this problem, the proper sized furnace must be installed.
Less Efficient Home Heating
Another unexpected outcome of an over-sized furnace is less efficiency. Yes, a big furnace heating a smaller space leads to less efficiency and not the other way around. An over-sized furnace never reaches peak performance as it rushes through heating cycles. Just like a car hits the gas then suddenly comes to a stop, it causes more fuel to be burned. When a furnace is over-sized the same concept occurs. To ensure peak efficiency from your furnace, it is essential to have the proper sized unit for the size of the home.
Shorter Life Expectancy of Furnace
When the furnace is too big, not only will the home have an uneven heating problem and poor efficiency, it will also result in a shorter lifespan of the furnace. Due to the frequent cycles, it often puts more wear and tear on the furnace. Additionally, over-sized furnaces are prone to overheating and can cause premature damage, including a cracked heat exchanger. A cracked heat exchanger can release harmful carbon monoxide gas which can lead to serious illness and death. Cracked heat exchangers are often caused by short cycling. One of the greatest dangers of an over-sized furnace is short cycles. When a furnace turns off too quickly, the home never reaches a balanced or proper temperature. When too much heat is generated for the home, eventually there is too much heat which forces the furnace to shut down within a short period of time. Eventually, the furnace will have major component damages.
Furnace Heating Repair, Replacement & More in Santa Fe, Tomball, Sugar Land, Galveston & Greater Houston, Texas
When it comes to a furnace as well as the air conditioning unit, it is essential to have the correct sized unit for the home. It is a common misconception that a larger furnace is better. However, there is nothing but problems with an over-sized unit. When a furnace fails and requires the need to be replaced, seek out professional HVAC services. A professional HVAC technician can help determine the proper furnace size to ensure efficiency, longevity, and safety. For furnace replacement, repair or servicing, contact Absolute P&M Services. We provide quality plumbing and HVAC services. To schedule our services, contact Absolute P&M Services today.