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Furnace to small service call

DCD87DCD87 Member Posts: 2
living in the northeast i am yet to go on a service call in the winter where the furnace/boiler was undersized. I have been on many service calls where the baseboard was not adequate for the space. I believe this says something on how equipment is sized.


  • icesailoricesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Growing Emitters:

    The best way to grow undersized emitters is to decrease heat loss.

    And raise the system temperature.

    Wait for warmer days.
  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,220
    Started in 1978

    I haven't seen one ever!
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  • j a_2j a_2 Member Posts: 1,796

    Cant say the same, seen quite a few steamers undersized….
  • SpenceSpence Member Posts: 316

    Yes, it certainly does say something about how equipment is sized. Usually over sized.
  • icesailoricesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    Over and Under:

    I've seen a lot of oversized boilers with undersized emitters when the OAT hit design temperature. Usually because of cold air infiltration, warm air leaving. Tightening up the building usually resolved the issue, made it comfortable and saved a ton of money.

    Sometimes, just raising the system temperature.
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