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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

When it’s time 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 house, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your heat pump, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills each month.

How can you be certain you know the best heat pump size for your home? Get started with a load calculation from the professionals at Polar Air & Heating Inc. A load calculation takes specifics from your home into account and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the capacity of a heat pump) necessary 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 space your heat pump will need to heat? A professional will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your house. Not every inch of your home needs to be considered 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 making its way out of 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 experts from Polar Air & Heating Inc take a look at 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 have an impact on the heating and cooling needs of your home.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you experience in Las Vegas. Your household will need a heat pump that can keep up with the conditions of your area every year, without overdoing itself or relying on back up heat.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new heat pump. Let the professionals at Polar Air & Heating Inc help you find a solution that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 702-623-0579 or book an appointment online. Whether you have concerns about heat pump size or want to discuss options for your space, we’re happy to provide support.

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