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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

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 properly for your house, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in a shortened life of your heat pump, and raise your utility costs.

How can you be sure you know the best heat pump size for your home? Your should begin with a load calculation from the experts at Comfort Zone Inc. 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 popular 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 your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Typically, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from leaving your home through the cold winter months. It also heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Comfort Zone Inc 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 specific 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 have in Cape Coral. Your household will need a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without straining itself or needing back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new heat pump. Let the team at Comfort Zone Inc help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 239-214-0411 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 provide support.

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