In the market for a heat pump system for your home? The winter season can just be as harsh as the hot summer months. The only difference is, you'll be fighting the cold weather instead of the summer heat. Installing a heat pump is an excellent way to stay warm and comfortable in chilly weather. But which type is right for your needs?
If you're going to get a heat pump installed in your home, you'll want to make sure it is the right option for your need, and that it is installed to deliver optimal heating performance. The following guide will help you choose the right unit for your home and ensure it is properly installed.
Heat Pump Selection
Heat pumps come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit the heating needs of different users. The type of heat pump you choose for your home depends on a variety of factors. These include:
- The size of the space to be heated measured in square footage.
- Whether you're going to use supplementary heating systems.
- Whether you have insulation in your home.
- The quality and performance of your residential insulation.
With the above information, you'll need to work out the heating load of your home and then choose a heating unit that can match that load. Generally speaking:
- Larger spaces require larger heating units.
- The availability of supplementary heating systems reduces the need to go for a larger heat pump.
- Properly insulated homes have less heating demand than uninsulated homes.
- Superior quality residential insulation reduces the heating demand for homes.
The best way to determine the proper size heat pump for your home is to ask a professional HVAC contractor to assess your space and determine your heating needs.
Heat Pump Location
The location of your heat pump is another important consideration to make when planning your heat pump system installation.
There should be enough space to accommodate the heating equipment without creating obstructions. If there isn't adequate space for an indoor unit, you should opt for an outdoor unit. If you want to minimize noise disruption from the operation of a heat pump, an outdoor unit will work well.
There may also be local building standards for heat pump placement that must be met. A local HVAC installer will help you determine the best location for your heating system.
For more information on heat pump system installation, contact a heat pump installation service.