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Furnace to small service call

DCD87
DCD87 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.

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  • icesailor
    icesailor 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'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,474
    Started in 1978

    I haven't seen one ever!
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  • j a_2
    j a_2 Member Posts: 1,801
    sizing

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

    Yes, it certainly does say something about how equipment is sized. Usually over sized.
  • icesailor
    icesailor 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.