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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When the time comes 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 mean a shortened life of your heat pump, and raise your utility costs.

How can you be certain you know the right heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into the assessment and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) needed 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 Things that Influence Heat Pump Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the home your heat pump will need to heat? Your technician 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 valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from making its way out of your home throughout the cold winter months. It also heavily influences energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at Hix Air Conditioning Service, 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 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—Evaluate the range of weather you have in Muskogee. You’ll want a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself or requiring back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. help you find a unit that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 918-682-8238 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have a few more questions about heat pump size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to provide support.

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