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 space, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to a shortened life of your heat pump, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills each month.
How can you be sure you know the correct heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Temp Air System Inc. 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) required 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 Elements that Influence Heat Pump Size
- Square Footage—How large is the home your heat pump will be required to heat? The expert will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your 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 helps keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily influences energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Temp Air System Inc examine 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 particular type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you experience in La Puente. Your household will need a heat pump that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without straining itself or needing back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the team at Temp Air System Inc help you find a solution that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at (800) 630-0082 or book an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.