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 mean a shortened life of your heat pump, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills each month.
How can you be confident you know the right heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at A2Z Air Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) required to heat your home. The most common and widely 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 space your heat pump will need to heat? A professional will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your house. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered during this process. Typically, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly influences energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from A2Z Air Inc inspect 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Boynton Beach. You should have a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself or needing back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new heat pump. Let the team at A2Z Air Inc help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 561-270-6228 or book 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.