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 properly for your space, 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 sure you know the right heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at B&D Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) required 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 Factors that Influence Heat Pump Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your heat pump will have to heat? Your technician 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 valuable 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 greatly impacts energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals with B&D Air Conditioning 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
- Outdoor Climate—Think about the range of weather you have in Safford. You should have a heat pump that can keep up with 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 experts at B&D Air Conditioning help you find a solution that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 928-432-6018 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 provide support.