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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

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 home, 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? Your should begin with a load calculation from the team at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) needed to heat your home. The typical and generally 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 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 considered during this process. Many times, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from making its way out of your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly influences energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from True Home Heating and Air Conditioning 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 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 Irvine. You’ll want a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your area every year, without overworking itself or needing back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the experts at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning help you find a solution that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 949-258-7259 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 help you out.

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