Now that you’ve decided to have a heat pump installed in your Alamo Heights, TX home it’s important to order the proper size. A heat pump is the most energy-efficient option to heat and cool your home. It will help you reduce monthly utility costs, but having the wrong size can cancel out utility savings. Before ordering your heat pump, it’s important to ask “What size heat pump do I need?”
Measure Your Space
To figure out what size heat pump you need to determine the tons of the unit. The Heat pump unit will have a nameplate and label outlining the system specifications. “One ton of cooling is equal to 12,000 Btu’s. Most heat pump units start at 2 ton, or 24,000 btu’s and increase in half ton increments.” (source)
Next, figure the square footage of your home. The total square footage should include any space that a heat pump unit will heat or cool. “Square footage is a measurement of area, and area is the measurement of any two-dimensional space contained within a set of lines. Area of a square or rectangle = Width x Length.” (source)
An estimate for sizing of the heat pump unit that will best fit your home is 600-650 square feet per ton.
Why is Measuring Important?
- If your heat pump is too small, it will be unable to heat a room to the desired temperatures.
- If your heat pump is too large for your home, it will heat a room quickly but will turn on and off frequently and wear out the unit parts faster.
- An inaccurate sized pump will use more energy which will increase your utility bill
Use an Expert
If you are uncertain what size heat pump is best for your home, you should consult with a professional HVAC technician. The heat pump system experts in Alamo Heights, TX at Rosenberg Indoor Comfort are available to help you measure the square footage of your home and calculate the size of your best heat pump unit choice.
Whether you are purchasing a new heat pump which requires installation or need an expert to replace your current HVAC system Rosenberg Indoor Comfort can help. We are a BBB accredited company with an A+ rating. Our technicians are NATE certified. Give us a call or send us an appointment request online.