What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

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When you discover you need to replace your heat pump, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your space, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in a shortened life of your heat pump, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills each month.

How can you be sure you know the best heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Summit Air Conditioning Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) necessary to heat your home. The popular and widely accepted method is a calculation of the total heat loss and heat gain of the structure using ACCA Manual J.

Some Things that Influence Heat Pump Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the space your heat pump will be required to heat? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your house. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Summit Air Conditioning Inc inspect the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find the ideal heat pump for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Evaluate the range of weather you encounter in West Palm Beach. Your household will need a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself or relying on back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the team at Summit Air Conditioning Inc help you find a system that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 561-404-4520 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to provide support.

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