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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 increase your monthly energy bills.

How can you be sure you know the right heat pump size for your home? Your should begin 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 typical 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 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 beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home during 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 a perfect heat pump for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the specific 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 Crestview. Your household will need a heat pump that can handle the conditions of your area every year, without overworking 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 house properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 850-250-0335 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 assist.

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