Can A Furnace Be Too Big For A House?

admin  -   05:00 pm  -   October 02nd, 2019

The short and sweet answer is absolutely! But our goal with this blog is to educate our Massachusetts customers, so that answer just won’t cut it this time around. You may wonder if buying the biggest furnace on the market is the best choice for your living space. After all, how could the most powerful heating equipment not be the perfect fit for your household’s demand for warmth?

The truth is, heating equipment should be properly sized for your particular home! If it isn’t, you might find your comfort this heating season a bit uneven and your heating costs on the higher side.

We’ll take you into a few specifics that you should consider when purchasing a furnace…

Oversized equipment can cost you

A furnace that’s oversized will warm up the space very quickly – and you might think that’s a good thing, but it’s actually not great for the equipment.

As the furnace constantly starts up and shuts down in short bursts, or cycles, it’ll experience a higher frequency of wear and tear, leading to more frequent repairs and increased fuel consumption.

Oversized equipment can provide uneven temperatures

A furnace that’s too big will satisfy the thermostat in your home faster than a properly sized furnace, which results in certain rooms in your home feeling cooler than others as the heat had little time to make its way into every space. Additionally, any locations with vents will feel uncomfortably warm!

Oversized equipment can be loud

It’s no surprise that bigger equipment will make more noise, and if your home is too small you’ll always hear it when your furnace is running. Additionally, if your ducts aren’t sized for the furnace, you’ll hear the air traveling through them. Don’t let those quiet winter evenings be interrupted by a noisy, oversized furnace!

So, we gave you the short and sweet version, and the slightly longer version – hopefully this helped clear up the impact that an oversized furnace can have on a home! The best way to ensure a proper fit, is to trust a local, home comfort provider like us to evaluate your needs. Contact us online to find the right sized heating equipment for your winter retreat!