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 house, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your heat pump, and increase your monthly energy bills.
How can you be confident you know the right heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Custom Air Systems 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) needed to heat your home. The most common and generally 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 home your heat pump will need to heat? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of the house. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered during this process. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from making its way out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also seriously impacts energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Custom Air Systems Inc inspect 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 influence the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you encounter in Port St. Lucie. You should have a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without straining itself or needing back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new heat pump. Let the experts at Custom Air Systems Inc help you find a solution that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 772-247-2283 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about heat pump size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to assist.