Why is the Size of Heat Pump a Factor for a Heating Installation Project?

If you are researching information about heating equipment for an upcoming heating installation project, you may be considering a heat pump as a high-efficiency option. However, it is important to know that heat pumps only perform well when they are properly sized to match your home and heating needs. Each size has a specific minimum and maximum work capacity. If your workload falls outside of this normal operating range, you could experience several problems.

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If your heating installation includes an undersized heat pump, you will experience uncontrolled indoor humidity, frequent heat pump cycling that will eventually damage the blower motor, an inability to maintain a comfortable and consistent temperature, and a reduced lifespan of the heat pump. You will also find that you do not enjoy the high-efficiency that you intended.

If your heating installation includes an oversized heat pump, you will experience unnecessarily high utility costs and will have spent more money for the unit than was necessary. While these may be less concerning than having an undersized heat pump, it is still best to avoid this scenario.

So, how does your professional heating installation company determine the right size heat pump? They have the expertise to consider the various criteria involved, including the size of your home, the floor plan, number of occupants, R-factor insulation, typical range of temperature and humidity for your area, energy efficiency of the home based on window quality and seals, and your family’s typical energy consumption and heat generating appliances and fixtures that can affect the temperature inside your home.

You can take the guesswork out of selecting the right heat pump for your heating installation or replacement project by turning to us at JLK Mechanical Heating & Cooling. Call today to learn more or schedule an appointment to get a quote for heating installation or any of our services.