When the time comes 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 house, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in a shortened life of your heat pump, and increase your monthly energy bills.
How can you be sure you know the best heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Cooler Tymes LLC. 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 typical and generally 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 space your heat pump will need to heat? The expert will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of the house. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Typically, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also seriously affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at Cooler Tymes LLC 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 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—Consider the range of weather you encounter in Litchfield Park. You’ll want 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 choosing your new heat pump. Let the experts at Cooler Tymes LLC help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 623-208-6444 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.