How do you know if you have an oversized furnace?

How do you know if you have an oversized furnace?

Please allow me to inject a little Jeff Foxworthy into this post to get us started on the right foot…

Your furnace might be oversized when…

You turn it on and it sounds like a jet engine…

It wakes you up in the middle of the night…

It heats up your entire home in about 10 minutes…

It turns off and on more than 10 times an hour…

It just doesn’t allow you to get comfortable…

When we are talking about your furnace, the size of the unit has everything to do with the comfort and efficiency of the unit. We replace more oversized units than properly sized units in our day to day installations. That means that we are experiencing a real epidemic that faced our profession about 10 years ago. Back then, it was acceptable to install furnaces that had more heating power than what is needed. Back then, the HVAC contractors had the belief that if some heating was good, more heating was better.

If anything you’ve read sounds familiar, you may have an oversized furnace in your home. Give us a call and we can come to your home and assess your needs with a “Load Calculation” which gives us pinpoint accuracy as to the heating and cooling needs of your home based on statistical information of the construction of your home and the weather history of your zip code. That way, we can make sure that when it is time for a replacement, we can guarantee the PerfectFit!