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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When it’s time 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 certain you know the correct heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) required to heat your home. The popular 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 house. 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 escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also seriously affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals with Smyth Air Conditioning Inc 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—Think about the range of weather you encounter in Lake Worth. Your household will need a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overdoing itself or needing back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the team at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc help you find a system that will fit your house properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 561-533-6066 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.

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