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Don’t Skip This Step When Selecting a New Heater

When you are shopping around for a new appliance, like a dishwasher or a clothes dryer, you have some criteria in mind for the system you want. You need something within your price range. But you also need the system to perform well. It is also a good idea to look for a system with a high efficiency rating or the ENERGY STAR seal. But when it comes to selecting a new heating system, there’s one thing you must know before you select a new unit.

The size of your heating system has a major effect on how well and how efficiently it heats your home.

Learn more about the importance of sizing from this guide, and be sure to contact your local heating and cooling company before you decide on a new heating system.

The Importance of Sizing

Whether it’s a furnace, a heat pump, or a boiler, your heating system must be the proper fit for your home. If not, the heating unit can run into all sorts of issues, whether it is too large or too small. A heating system that is too small will have trouble heating your home completely. Chances are, you won’t be able to heat the whole home evenly, and the system will have long cycles, resulting in higher bills. Additionally, the system becomes overworked, resulting in early failure.

But choosing a larger system than you need won’t help either. There is only one size system that is right for your home—just one. Any larger might short cycle, which puts stress on the unit and can also result in premature failure.

Consult with Professionals First

Sizing is no easy task either. In fact, it’s possible that your older system was not properly sized for your home, especially if it failed much sooner than expected. Each time you have a new heater installed, you should have a professional size your home and discover which unit is right for the space, along with other factors. This includes how much insulation you have, shading around the home, the number of occupants, and other details of your house.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice in the Coeur d’Alene area!

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