When you discover you need 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 space, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in a shortened life of your heat pump, and increase your monthly energy bills.
How can you be confident you know the best heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the team at Paso Robles Heating and Air. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) necessary 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 area your heat pump will have to heat? The expert will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered 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 throughout the cold winter months. It also seriously impacts energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals with Paso Robles Heating and Air take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find the ideal 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 Paso Robles. You should have a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overdoing itself or requiring back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the team at Paso Robles Heating and Air help you find a solution that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 805-203-8667 or schedule 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.