Heat pumps are seen as suitable alternatives for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems that make use of split ducts and furnaces. They are chiefly designed to re-channel heat and move it to where it is needed, or not needed, depending on the season. Choosing the right heat pump to be part of your HVAC system may require the expertise and knowledge of a professional contractor.
Determining the right heat pump size for your home will require some calculations. According to HVAC experts, sizing for the heat pump starts by taking the overall floor area of the room in square footage, and converting this measurement into tons of capacity. As 1,000 square feet needs a heat pump that can generate 1.5 tons of capacity, multiply its equivalent in pounds and divide it against the room’s area.