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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When the time comes to replace your heat pump, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your space, will not only impact your comfort, but can result in a shortened life of your heat pump, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills each month.

How can you be confident you know the best heat pump size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at Symbiont Service Corp. 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 most common 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 space your heat pump will have 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 accounted for during this process. Typically, it is more useful to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation supports keeping warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system you’ll need. Let the team at Symbiont Service Corp 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 particular 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—Think about the range of weather you encounter in Englewood. Your household will need a heat pump that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without straining itself or requiring back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when choosing your new heat pump. Let the experts at Symbiont Service Corp help you find a system that will fit your house properly. When you’re ready to start the process, call us at 941-306-4161 or arrange an appointment online. Whether you have concerns about heat pump size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to assist.

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