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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly 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 sure you know the best heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Abilene Air-Tech 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) required to heat your home. The typical and widely 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 space your heat pump will have to heat? The expert 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. Usually, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from escaping your home during the cold winter months. It also heavily influences energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the experts from Abilene Air-Tech 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 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—Consider the range of weather you have in Abilene. You’ll want a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your climate every year, without overdoing itself or requiring back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc help you find a system that will fit your space properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 325-200-4667 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to assist.

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