When it’s time to replace your heat pump, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your heat pump, and raise your utility costs.
How can you be sure you know the correct heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Speedy Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) required 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 area your heat pump will have 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 taken into consideration during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from making its way out of your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily influences energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Speedy Air Conditioning examine 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 specific 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—Evaluate the range of weather you experience in Naples. You should have a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without straining itself or requiring back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the experts at Speedy Air Conditioning help you find a solution that will fit your house properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 239-244-3439 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about heat pump size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to assist.