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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

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 space, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in a shortened life of your heat pump, and raise your utility costs.

How can you be confident you know the correct heat pump size for your home? Your should begin with a load calculation from the experts 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) needed 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 be required to heat? A professional will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of the 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 helps keep warm air from escaping 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 professionals with Speedy Air Conditioning take a look at 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 need to be considered with the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Naples. You should have a heat pump that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without straining itself or relying on back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the team at Speedy Air Conditioning help you find a solution that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 239-244-3439 or schedule 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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