When it’s time 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 home, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your heat pump, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills each month.
How can you be certain you know the right heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Cool Air Solutions. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) necessary to heat your home. The most common 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 home your heat pump will have 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 considered during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Cool Air Solutions examine 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 certain 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—Evaluate the range of weather you experience in Murrieta. You’ll want a heat pump that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without straining itself or requiring 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 system that will fit your house properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 951-299-9853 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.