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 result in a shortened life of your heat pump, and increase your monthly energy bills.
How can you be certain you know the best heat pump size for your home? Get started 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 generally 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 home your heat pump will need to heat? The expert will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of the house. Not every inch of your home needs to be taken into consideration during this process. Many times, 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 heavily affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the professionals with Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. inspect the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you find the ideal 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—Evaluate the range of weather you have in Muskogee. You should have a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your climate every year, without straining itself or relying on back up heat.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new heat pump. Let the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. help you find a solution that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 918-682-8238 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.