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 correctly for your space, 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 confident you know the right heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at Integrity AC & Heating LLC. 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 typical and generally accepted method is a calculation of the total heat loss and heat gain of the structure using ACCA Manual J.
Some Elements that Influence Heat Pump Size
- Square Footage—How large is the home your heat pump will be required to heat? Your technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of the house. Not every inch of your home needs to be taken into consideration during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from making its way out of your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at Integrity AC & Heating LLC inspect the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find the best 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 Phoenix. Your household will need a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without straining itself or needing back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new heat pump. Let the professionals at Integrity AC & Heating LLC help you find a unit that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 602-971-0567 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have concerns about heat pump size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to assist.