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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

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 correctly for your house, 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? Start with a load calculation from the team at Cool Air Solutions. 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 popular and broadly 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 need to heat? Your technician 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. Many times, 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 heavily impacts energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at Cool Air Solutions take a look at 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—Evaluate the range of weather you experience in Murrieta. You should have a heat pump that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overdoing itself or relying on back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new heat pump. Let the professionals at Cool Air Solutions help you find a unit that will fit your house properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 951-299-9853 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have concerns about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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