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Furnace to small service call

DCD87DCD87 Posts: 2Member
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 Posts: 7,265Member
    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 Posts: 3,163Member
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    I haven't seen one ever!
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  • j a_2j a_2 Posts: 1,796Member

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

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