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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 properly 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 right heat pump size for your home? Your should begin with a load calculation from the experts 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) needed 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 be required 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 useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also seriously affects 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 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—Evaluate the range of weather you experience in Murrieta. You’ll want a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overdoing itself or requiring back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new heat pump. Let the professionals at Cool Air Solutions help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, 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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