What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

January 31, 2019

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your house, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your heat pump, and raise your utility costs.

How can you be confident you know the right heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Eco Fresh HVAC 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 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 space your heat pump will need 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 escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at Eco Fresh HVAC 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 certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will need to be considered with the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Evaluate the range of weather you have in Anaheim. You should have a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overdoing itself or needing back up heat.

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