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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When you discover you need to replace your heat pump, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your heat pump, and raise your utility costs.

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 Cooler Tymes LLC. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into the assessment and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) necessary to heat your home. The most common 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 home your heat pump will need 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 considered during this process. Typically, 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 during the cold winter months. It also seriously influences energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at Cooler Tymes LLC take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find the best 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—Think about the range of weather you encounter in Litchfield Park. You should have a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself or relying on back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new heat pump. Let the experts at Cooler Tymes LLC help you find a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 623-208-6444 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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