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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When the time comes 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 house, will not only impact your comfort, but can mean 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? Your should begin with a load calculation from the professionals at Custom Air Systems Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) required to heat your home. The popular and generally accepted method is a calculation of the total heat loss and heat gain of the structure using ACCA Manual J.

Some Elements that Influence Heat Pump Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your heat pump will have to heat? A professional will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your house. Not every inch of your home needs to be taken into consideration during this process. Typically, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly impacts energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at Custom Air Systems Inc 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 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 Port St. Lucie. You’ll want a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself or requiring back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the experts at Custom Air Systems Inc help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 772-247-2283 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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