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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

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 properly for your house, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your heat pump, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills each month.

How can you be sure you know the correct heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc.. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) needed to heat your home. The popular 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? A professional will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your house. Not every inch of your home needs to be taken into consideration during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from making its way out of your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily influences energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals with Eco Fresh HVAC 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 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 encounter in Anaheim. Your household will need a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself or needing back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new heat pump. Let the professionals at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. help you find a system that will fit your house properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 714-855-1717 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about heat pump size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to assist.

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