When the time comes to replace your heat pump, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your house, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your heat pump, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills each month.
How can you be certain you know the best heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Breathe Healthier Air. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) needed to heat your home. The typical and widely accepted method is a calculation of the total heat loss and heat gain of the structure using ACCA Manual J.
Some Factors that Influence Heat Pump Size
- Square Footage—How large is the space your heat pump will be required to heat? A professional will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be taken into consideration during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly impacts energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals with Breathe Healthier Air take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find a perfect heat pump for your house.
- Type of Window— Just like your walls, the specific 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 Stuart. You’ll want a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself or relying on back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new heat pump. Let the team at Breathe Healthier Air help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 772-600-7151 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have concerns about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to assist.