When it comes to the heating and cooling system in your home, the heat pump is an important aspect. It’s responsible for shifting air inside or out to control and maintain the temperature in your house. Getting the right size heat pump is crucial and will ensure that you have a comfortable indoor environment, an efficient system, and lower energy costs.
Discover what problems occur when you have a heat pump that is improperly sized.
Problems That Occur When A Heat Pump Is The Wrong Size
Is it really a big deal if you don’t get the right size heat pump? The answer is a definite yes. If you choose a heat pump that isn’t the ideal size for your home, you could see some real consequences.
If your heat pump is too large for your home, it will short (or rapid) cycle, which isn’t healthy for the motor. If too small, it will constantly try to run to meet your temperature needs. Not only are both issues annoying, but it can cost you.
An incorrectly sized heat pump won’t perform efficiently and can end up costing you more in your monthly energy bills, than a unit that is properly sized. Another consequence is that your home won’t heat or cool adequately. You may end up with different temperatures throughout the home and uncomfortable humidity levels.
Having a heat pump that isn’t the appropriate size for your home is also bad for your HVAC system. A system that doesn’t run correctly or efficiently is more likely to break down and need repairs. If a unit is short cycling or constantly running, it can cause your blower motor to fail because of the excess stress and wear and tear.
How To Size A Heat Pump
So how do you figure out what size heat pump you need? The most fool-proof way is to trust one of our HVAC professionals to look at your system and your home and give you the best recommendation.
Otherwise, here is what you need to consider when choosing a size:
- How many windows you have, the insulation in your home, and how much air gets in.
- Your local climate and how many days per year you need active heating and cooling.
- The size and shape of your home.
- The number of people living in the home and what your preferences are for temperature and humidity.
- Any other appliances in the home that generate heat.
North West Valley Heating And Cooling Experts
There are a lot of important reasons to be sure you have the right size heat pump for your HVAC system. Choosing the right size involves more factors than you may have realized. To ensure you get the best pump for your home and your family’s, trust our heating and cooling professionals to guide your decision.
We are family-owned and operated and have been in business since 1986! We are your North West Valley heating and cooling experts.