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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

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 correctly for your house, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your heat pump, and increase your monthly energy bills.

How can you be confident you know the correct heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Temp Control of Vero Beach. 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 typical and generally accepted method is a calculation of the total heat loss and heat gain of the structure using ACCA Manual J.

Some Things that Influence Heat Pump Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the space your heat pump will have to heat? A professional will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of the house. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Typically, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from escaping 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 Temp Control of Vero Beach 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—Think about the range of weather you have in Vero Beach. Your household will need a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your climate 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 team at Temp Control of Vero Beach help you find a system that will fit your house properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 772-232-7649 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have concerns about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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