There is a common misconception among some homeowners that bigger is always better. During the summer it’s really hot around here, so why not buy the biggest AC on the market? The winters aren’t all that cold for the most part, but why not spring the most powerful heater that you can find?
Well, there are actually a number of different reasons for not doing so. Believe it not, having an oversized heater in Cartersville, GA is no better than having a heater that is too small! Read on for more details about how an improperly sized heater can negatively affect you.
Most homeowners would expect an undersized heater to cost too much to run. After all, if the heater is too small you are going to have it running way too long, way too often. That adds up to higher energy costs. On the flip side of this problem, though, is the issue of an oversized heater. When your heater is too big, it can actually bring the temperature in your home up too quickly. When it does, it will short-cycle, meaning that it will run only briefly. The frequent starting up of your heater will burn through energy, leaving you with high heating bills.
Excessive Wear and Tear
It doesn’t matter if your heater is running way too long, or if it is starting and stopping over and over. In either event, it is going to suffer an excessive amount of wear and tear. This can leave you with frequent repair needs, and may even shorten the lifespan of the system.
If your heater is really undersized, there is a chance that you will never be as comfortable as you wish in your home. It simply may not be capable of reliably maintaining your target temperatures. An oversized heater will hit those temperatures, but the short bursts of heat can make your comfort fleeting.
Make the right choice, and let Moody Heating and Air Conditioning install a heater of the right size in your home.