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Does the Size of My Furnace Really Matter?

Surely, it doesn’t really matter how big my furnace is, right?


See, despite the saying, bigger is not always better, and this is especially the case when it comes to the size of your furnace. We completely understand the assumption that the bigger the furnace is, the more output it’ll produce, and the warmer you’ll be. And although this is somewhat true, if the size of your furnace is too large for your home’s unique output needs, it can severely impact performance (and yes, the same applies if the furnace is too small for your home!)

In case you are not yet convinced, keep reading below. Trust us, you don’t want an oversized or undersized furnace installed in your home, and below, we’ll tell you why.

Here’s Why It Matters

Like we mentioned above, the size of your furnace will definitely impact its performance. Here’s how:

Oversized Furnaces

Many homeowners are tempted to purchase and install oversized furnaces because they believe that it is going to keep them more comfortable during the winter. However, an oversized furnace is prone to all sorts of operational issues. The biggest issue that you will face with your oversized furnace is short cycling. 

An oversized furnace will heat up your home too rapidly, causing it to shut off before it even completes the heating cycle. Once things have cooled down a bit, the furnace will restart only to begin the cycle all over again. Not only is short cycling extremely inefficient, but it also puts a lot of strain on your system, leading to costly repairs, sky-high utility bills, and in some cases, an untimely replacement.

Undersized Furnaces

As you can imagine, an undersized furnace will be unable to provide you and your family with the warmth and comfort you desire. The system will be forced to work much harder than normal to keep up with your household heating demands, which is definitely problematic. An overworked furnace will require frequent repairs and wear down much more rapidly than an appropriately sized furnace.

An undersized furnace is going to end up costing you a lot of money in the long run, as it will be highly overworked. Continuing to operate an undersized furnace will most certainly lead to higher bills and furnace repair in Colorado Springs. 

So, What Can Be Done?

There is some good news and some bad news: the bad news is that you will likely have to replace your oversized or undersized furnace, and the good news is that you will finally get to enjoy the benefits of an appropriately sized furnace. Replacing your furnace with a professionally-sized system ensures that it is going to be efficient and effective for years to come. Be sure to consult with a professional before you have a new furnace installed. A professional will make sure that the job is done right the first time! Call us today.

To schedule your heating services, contact the team at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning. Home and commercial comfort efficiency. 


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