If you have a furnace that is old and either not efficient or breaking all the time, it might be time to replace it with a new one. Replacing your furnace is a large and necessary investment that homeowners face every 15-20 years. You want to make sure the furnace that you’re investing in, is the right one. If you replace it with one that is too big, it can bring with it a number of problems. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about some of the problems that are a result of a furnace that is too large for your home.
Why is it Bad for a Furnace to Short Cycle?
Ever heard of the term short cycling? If not, it is simply a furnace that is turning on only to shut back off shortly after. This happens when the unit is too large for the home it is installed in. When the furnace is too large, it will overheat and then shut off promptly as a safety precaution. Short cycling is a problem that will bring with it several other problems as well. Problems that are a result of short cycling include:
– Heating Inefficiency: There is no way that a furnace can be efficient when it is constantly turning on and off. It takes an enormous amount of energy for a furnace to kick on over and over again throughout the day. When you have your furnace replaced, the last thing that you want to deal with is inefficiency. You should be enjoying the exact opposite; a furnace that is working as efficiently as possible.
– Shorter Furnace Lifespan: There is no one that wants to face a furnace replacement sooner than normal. That is exactly what you will get though when you have a furnace that is short cycling all the time. You will certainly be replacing a furnace that is turning on and off frequently sooner than a furnace that is simply the right size for the home.
– Uneven Heating: You are going to have areas of your home that aren’t getting heated properly when your furnace is too large for your home and short cycling. If you dealt with hot and cold spots in your home before replacing your furnace, it is only going to be worse if your furnace isn’t the right size for your home after replacing it. You will be far less comfortable than you should be when your furnace is on.
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If you’re replacing your furnace this fall, you can count on Hal Mechanical to make sure that the replacement process is a smooth one. We will make sure you have a furnace that is the right size for your home and that the furnace is installed properly as well. We know that replacing your furnace is a big deal and a large expense for any homeowner. It is our goal to make sure you are happy with the new furnace in your home and completely comfortable this winter. Call us today!