When it’s time 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 sure you know the best heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the experts at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning 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) necessary 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 Factors that Influence Heat Pump Size
- Square Footage—How large is the space your heat pump will be required 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. Usually, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also seriously affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc 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 certain 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 encounter in Mobile. You’ll want a heat pump that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without straining itself or relying on back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new heat pump. Let the professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc help you find a solution that will fit your house properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 251-471-2674 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 assist.