When you discover you need 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 home, 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 correct heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co.. 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 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 be required to heat? The expert will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Many times, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from leaving 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 Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. 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 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—Think about the range of weather you have in Haines City. You’ll want a heat pump that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself or relying on back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the professionals at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. help you find a unit that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 863-216-2923 or schedule 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.