Ensure Your Family's Cincinnati Home Comfort by Correctly Sizing a Heat Pump
by Greg Leisgang on June 18, 2013
Posted in: Heat Pumps
As a Greater Cincinnati homeowner, you want to make sure your HVAC equipment is the appropriate size to meet the needs of your home, and this includes sizing a heat pump. A heat pump that's too large can lead to excessive waste, while one that's too small will cause the unit to work harder to heat and cool your home adequately.
Knowing the size of your home, the average temperature and the amount of heat loss your home experiences on a regular basis will help your contractor determine what size heat pump your home needs.
Factors that determine appropriate size
- Heat loss occurs naturally through doors, windows, vents and walls. In a properly insulated home, heat loss is minimal but must still be accounted for when sizing a heat pump.
- The inside temperature must also be taken into consideration. Maintaining a comfortable temperature will determine how hard a heat pump must work.
- Determine the capacity or number of BTUs needed to comfortably heat and cool your home.
Sizing a heat pump also includes having the right ductwork system in place. With the correctly-sized heat pump, less ductwork may be needed to efficiently heat or cool the home. Many times when a person chooses to install a new heat pump, their HVAC technician may suggest replacing older pieces of ductwork to ensure system efficiency.
If you're ready to begin sizing a heat pump, call the professionals at JonLe Heating and Cooling. Located in Greater Cincinnati, our qualified HVAC technicians are ready to answer any questions you may have.
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