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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When the time comes to replace your heat pump, it’s important to understand one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized correctly for your house, will not only impact your comfort, but can mean a 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 Gordon Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into consideration and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) required 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 Elements 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 the house. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered during this process. Typically, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home throughout the cold winter months. It also greatly impacts energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Gordon Air Conditioning examine 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 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—Consider the range of weather you experience in Crestview. Your household will need a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your area 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 experts at Gordon Air Conditioning help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 850-682-5509 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about heat pump size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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