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 properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your heat pump, and raise your utility costs.
How can you be confident you know the right heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the team at CNR 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) 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 space your heat pump will be required 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 taken into consideration during this process. Typically, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from leaving your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily impacts energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals with CNR Air Conditioning Inc inspect 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 particular 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 experience in Naples. You should have a heat pump that can handle the conditions of your environment every year, without straining itself or relying on back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the professionals at CNR Air Conditioning Inc help you find a system that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 239-241-5318 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.