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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When the time comes to replace your heat pump, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in a shortened life of your heat pump, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills each month.

How can you be certain you know the best heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at A2Z Air 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) necessary to heat your home. The typical and widely accepted method is a calculation of the total heat loss and heat gain of the structure using ACCA Manual J.

Some Factors 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 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 supports keeping warm air from making its way out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly impacts energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at A2Z Air Inc inspect 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 influence the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you have in Boynton Beach. You’ll want a heat pump that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without straining itself or requiring back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking 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 additional questions about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to provide support.

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