When you want a new heating system in your Drexel Hill, PA home, you’ll probably be most concerned about what type of heater to get. There are many options today because of advances in home comfort technology, and the technicians at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. are available to help you choose which one is the best for your home.
While picking the right type of heater for your home is crucial, you may not realize how important it is to get the right size heater. This might seem like a secondary consideration; after all, wouldn’t it be fine to go for a larger heater just to be on the safe side? And if the heater is a bit smaller so it fits into the available space, that can’t affect performance too much, can it?
However, sizing your heater is important enough that if done incorrectly, any advantages of getting the right type of system will vanish. An undersized heater will not be capable of getting you an even level of heating, which will leave many rooms in your home cold. For adequate heating, you will have to have the heater pushed up to its highest setting, which will show up on your energy bills.
An oversized heater presents problems just as serious. A heater that is too large will reach its target temperature so fast that it will “short cycle,” shutting off before completing its normal heating cycle. A heater that short cycles will wear down rapidly and soon require repairs. Eventually, it will need to get replaced earlier than it should.
Sizing a heater goes beyond simply looking at how large your house is and how many rooms you have. To get the proper sized system, you’ll need to hire experts to gauge your home’s needs.
The most important part of sizing a system is the heat load calculation: a complex equation that requires the services of an HVAC professional. The technician factors in various data about your house to understand how it needs to be heated. This includes the square footage of your home, the number of people living there, the size and position of all windows, how much heat other appliances produce, and many other aspects. The final result will provide a guide that determines the best size heater to get—as well as if the type of heater you’ve selected is right for you.
Avoid the costly mistake of guessing when it comes to sizing your heater. Heating installation in Drexel Hill, PA needs the services of highly-trained technicians to guide you through all the steps, from system selection to getting regular maintenance. Our certified professionals at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. will make certain you get the right sized heater to keep you warm this winter.