What Size Heat Pump Does My Home Need?

When it comes to having the correct size heat pump in your home, it can make a difference. You want to make sure that you have the comfort that you need, but also that you have the right sized heat pump that can get the job done.

When it comes to having the correct size heat pump in your home, it can make a difference. You want to make sure that you have the comfort that you need, but also that you have the right sized heat pump that can get the job done.

You of course, can speak with a qualified HVAC professional that is able to determine and recommend the best heat pump required for the home, but if you want to have a rough idea of how large or small you should go, use the estimator formula below to determine how big the unit should be.

Get an Estimate of the Size You Need

You want to estimate the heat pump size to get then the general rule of thumb is to go with 600 to 650 square feet per ton. For example: if your home is around 1,400 square feet, then you want to divide this square footage by 600 or 650 to get 2.1. This would mean that you need a 2-ton unit for the home that you live in.

 

Looking at units provides you with an idea of what you can expect both size wise, but also price wise. You want to make the best decision when it comes to the size of the unit that you’re putting in the home. Going too small can cause the system to cost you more money since it is not going to be as efficient. Going with too large of a unit can also cost more money, as it takes more energy to run, even through a smaller home.

 

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