What size heat pump do you need to heat a 1300 square foot home?
A commonly used formula is 600-650 square feet per ton. So it would be recommended to use a 2-ton heat pump for a 1300 square foot home. However, other variables are often considered, too, such as the age of the house.
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What size heat pump should you have installed in a new home in central Florida with approximately 2200 square feet of living space and a black shingle roof?
Answer A good rule of thumb for HVAC contractors is usually 600 square feet per ton of cooling. With a 2200 square ft. home you should have no less than a 3.5 ton heat pump with no more than a 10kw heat strip. This is a general figure. The type of windows and how many you have plays a big part in t…he factor as well. Is the home exposed to full sun or are there trees shading it? Answer The size recommended by a professional HVAC contractor capable of performing a Heat Loss/ Gain analysis. Answer most people give free est solar gain on windows and house plays a big part but good rule of thumb is 400 sq ft a ton. ( Full Answer )
What size heat pump do you need for 2632 suare foot single story home with a 700 square foot room in the basement in northeastern Pennsylvania?
Answer . This question depends on alot of things. You should find a reliable HVAC company to run a manual j (sizing of hvac equipment) load calculation on your home. there are so many things that take part in sizing an a/c unit that if not done propperly than you could serious problems.
You need 1 ton of cooling for every 400 square feet. This means 5 1/2 tons, but you would be best off with a 5 ton unit. a slightly undersized unit will run for longer periods of time compared to the 5 1/2 ton unit, but it will be a more efficient system. The less starts and stops will also reduce… the wear and tear on your compressor, which will result in a longer compressor lifespan. ( Full Answer )
Answer . I just did extensive research before having a new heat pump put on my house. consumer reports and various books at the library said square footage is not the best or the most acccurate way to figure sizing the unit. there is a manual J that a.c.companys should use and also computer soft…ware one can purchase online to size it yourself. everything i read stressed that most a/c companys install units larger than needed and indeed all the companys that gave me estimates simply asked my square footage and took my word about it and then told me the tonnage i needed based on my numbers and eyeballing the existing unit. they all came up with a minimum size of 4 and up to a five ton unit! my research told me that the max size i really needed was 2.5 to 3 tons. long story short my house is 1200 sq ft minimum and i bought a 3 ton unit with a seer rating of 13[ the higher the seer rating the more efficient, but with the higher rating is more complicated repairs more often according to consumer reports]. my old unit was plenty big enough for my house and when they put the 3 ton on it dwarfed my old unit. point being that even at 3 tons i probably bought bigger than needed. back to your question. buy no bigger than 3 ton and a 2 1/2 ton will probably do. get one with a seer factor of 13 no more no less. buy a good brand such as my lennox and lastly dont let them bullcrap you into anything bigger or extended warrantys. get the longest warrantees and estimates from at least 4 to 5 companys.and then make them give you their best price and dont be afraid to play one against another. my original estimate started at almost 7 grand and the one i chose was 5 grand even and came with with a programmable thermostat. dont pay more than 5 grand & shoot for less. dont budge when they try to steer you and they will try!!! let me know how you come out! ( Full Answer )
ranch style home - 1500 square foot with partial basement. What size generator would be needed?
What size heat pump should you have installed in a new home in central Virginia with 2700 square feet?
Depends on cubic feet too, not just square feet. High ceilings such as cathedrals and trays make a difference, as well as the number of windows. Another consideration is one story or two story. I always prefer separate zones for each story. That said, I would estimate 5 to 6 tons for 2700 square fee…t single story with normal window situation and standard ceilings. Minimum 13 SEER. ( Full Answer )
I do not know of any jurisdiction in which a license would berequired for a heat pump.
You can visit Honeywell.com. They have a generator calculator, so you can calculate what generator would be best for you.
Yes a heat pump reverses the function of an air conditioner. Like any refrigerant system if a Technician says "it needs Freon", make sure the leak is repaired first.
There are various factors which go into determining what size heatpump you need for a space. As a rule however, am 1100 sq ft housetypically requires around a 3 ton unit.
Contrary to popular belief, the required BTU output, or "tonnage", cannot be calculated based on square footage. Many factors go into determining the required BTU output to compensate for your home's heat loss/gain. A properly trained HVAC technician has the ability to calculate the required heat lo…ad for your home based on where you live, the materials your home is built with, the "r" value of your insulation, window type/size/quality/quantity, and even which direction each exterior wall faces. Many "old school" technicians say 500sqft per ton, but with today's strict building codes and better insulation, this rule of thumb no longer applies. In most cases, the old rule will cause you to oversize your system, resulting in big problems down the road, i.e., high humidity, mold, mildew, etc. ( Full Answer )
What size heat pump should you have installed in a new home in Eastern Nebraska with approximately 4200 square feet black shingle roof R38 ceiling and R19 exterior wall insulation?
You should do a little more research.. Heat pumps are not that efficient in colder climates and may not provide adequate heat. Some Geo-Thermal installs may work however.. BG in NJ
While temperatures above ground change a lot from day to day and season to season, temperatures in the upper 10 feet of the Earth's surface hold nearly constant between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. For most areas, this means that soil temperatures are usually warmer than the air in winter and coole…r than the air in summer. Geothermal heat pumps use the Earth's constant temperatures to heat and cool buildings. They transfer heat from the ground (or water) into buildings in winter and reverse the process in the summer. ( Full Answer )
A person can tell if their home heat pump thermostat is working bysetting the temperature a few degrees above or below ambient to seeif it kicks on. A thermometer can be used to verify thetemperature.
The easiest way to determine how much energy it takes to heat your house is to take a reading of your gas meter at 8:00 AM each day for two or three days during your coldest weather period and record the amount of gas used each 24 hours. Then knowing the volume of gas used each 24 hours, multiply th…e volume by the heating value to determine the energy used. Divide by 24 hours to get the average input per hour. Add 50% to that and you will have enough capacity for any winter day. You can also record the volume used during a short period of time that the heating device is on, 5 minutes is what I used, and determine what your current rate of energy input is. This can be done any time of year. ( Full Answer )
It depends on where you live, and the weather / climate there. Additionally a heating & cooling load calculation should be prepared using the ACCA manual J criteria. A good HVAC contractor will do this at no charge as part of the estimate process. For a Rule of thumb, In my town (Salt Lake City, …UT) We would likely recommend 20 to 30 Btu's per square foot for heating, and 20 to 25 Btu's of cooling per square foot (for cooling we include footage above grade only- ) For cooling that is one "ton" of cooling for every 600 square feet. ( Full Answer )
2 ton unit or smaller. if it's a modern home (modern insulation standards) and you are not an old person who likes is 76F all the time, a 2 ton would be plenty IMO.
That is to vague a question....is the house made of styrofoam? Log cabin, window type, low e glass, shading, insulation, off grade, Direction the house faces? What part of the country....etc etc etc. Have a good local hvac contractor perform a Manual J heat load for your specific home.
What size heat pump should you have installed in a new home in potomac Maryland with approximately 18000 square feet of living space and a black shingle roof?
I would not use an air source heat pump in Potomac Md also you will probably need more than 1 unit for 18000 sq ft of living space.
I don't know of to many cons about owning a heat pump.. Pro's:. lower heating bills. acts as an air conditioner in the summer. Below 30*F outdoor temp they are worthless.
A heat pump acts as a furnace in heat mode to warm the home in the winter, then acts as an air conditioner in the summer to cool the home.
I would say $1500 -$2000 to have a reputable name brand components delivered and dropped in your driveway. I can`t comment on installation as every job is different and it would need to be seen to get a price you could rely on to be real.
buy a window, thru the wall, or portable unit. you can size it wherever you buy it. they will have a chart of some sort to size it for you.
By using the ground as the source for heat, much like an airsource heat pump uses air to remove the heat from the air on a cold day a geothermal system using the more consistent earth as the source for pulling heat out of the ground to heat your home in the winter and cool your home in the summer. T…he earths more consistent temperatures allow the system to work better than an air source system and in general the Geothermal system is more effiencent than any other type of heating used in homes. ( Full Answer )
500sq ft per ton but the best most efficient sizing is to do the manual j load calc
The cost of installing a central heating unit varies depending onwhere you live. On average you can expect to pay about $5,000 for asmall system capable of cooling a 1,400 square foot home.
A 4 ton heat pump should be fine, depends on how well your house is insulated. If the house is well insulated you might be fine with a smaller unit.
Normally you would have to go with a 36 000 BTU or you can go with a dual zone that comes equipped with 2 x 12 000 btu indoor units. There is a buyer's guide that I found on a blog that you can check out. See related link.
No you don't but it is more efficient in Florida cause of the heating you would only use it like 3 to 4 months out of the year..
it depends on how tight is ur home if it is well sealed you can size down if not ur going to want to size up on ur furnace usually a house that size is going to use a 65,000 or 70,000 btu furnace. other stuff you want to look at is ur house a 2 story or 1, does it have a basement, drafty entry way, …how many windows, is ur duck work sized properly meaning each room has a cfm, for sizeing registers its 120cfm per register. if you acually do the math it runs to about 58,200 btu furnace by HVACbuddy ( Full Answer )
My 3 ton geo unit uses a 30 amp breaker. That is probably more than adequate because it also is for the vertical loop pumps in the ground. The back-up heat strips however, use a 60 amp breaker (on my system.) I'm not sure but I would say yours probably needs that too. Good luck!
The British Thermal Unit (BTU) is the basic measure of heat energyin the Imperial system. One BTU is defined as the amount of heatnecessary to raise 1 pound (0.454 kg) of water 1 degree Fahrenheit(0.55 degrees Celsius). Knowing the number of BTUs required persquare foot of space is important in choo…sing the right sizefurnace and air conditioning system to heat and cool your houseefficiently and effectively. You'll have to determine the amount ofspace to be heated or cooled and choose the right furnace or airconditioner unit for the job. ( Full Answer )
An average 3 ton heat pump on a 1200 to 1500 sq ft home inCalifornia will typically have a 1500Watt (1.5KW) to 5000 Watt (5KW) auxiliary heat kit installed. . This is not just for emergency heat in case of compressorfailure or too low of an ambient temperature to operate a heat pumpefficiently, but… also to temper the air going into the home while aheat pump defrosts. Since the defrost mode is the AC mode with theoutside fan motor of the air going indoors will be refrigerated,this is why the heat strip wil be used to temper the air to avoidhaving to bring the room back up to where it was when defrostbegan. ( Full Answer )
That question can not be answered without other information. 1) How well is the home insulated. 2) How many, what size and what kind of windows and doors are in the house. ( are the windows single pane, double pane, gas filled etc...are the doors insulated with good weatherstripping or not) 3) Are w…e talking natural gas or LP gas. 4) Don't forget the variables, the cost can change depending on how cold the winter is and the cost of gas. I would estimate you could have a cost variation in excess of 50% depending on the answer to these questions. Sorry I can't be more helpful. ( Full Answer )
Decide how warm you want your pool water to be. Most people prefer a temperature in the high 70s or low 80s (Fahrenheit), but your individual taste may vary. . Step 2. Determine the average temperature during the coldest month you wish to use the pool. You can usually do a quick estimation based o…n your own experiences, but if you want formal numbers, check the National Weather Service for average temperatures in your area. . Step 3. Subtract the ideal temperature of the pool water from the average outside monthly temperature. The result is the number of degrees Fahrenheit your heater will need to warm the pool in order to make it comfortable. . Step 4. Calculate the surface area of your pool. If you have a rectangular pool, this is easy: simply multiply the pool's length by its width. If your pool has a more unusual shape, apply the formula provided at PoolBright.com (see Resources, below). . Step 5. Multiply the surface area from Step 4 by the required elevation in pool temperature from Step 3. Then multiply the results by 11. That figure is the number of British Thermal Units per hour (btu/hr.) your heater will need to produce in order to adequately heat your pool. ( Full Answer )
This depends greatly on the region in which you live. In California 700 square feet would require only about 30,000 BTU. In Vermont, probably twice that much would be adequate. It also depends on insulation and weather sealing.
There are too many factors involved with sizing an air conditioning and heating system for a structure to answer this question. It will depend on where the structure is located, construction type, window type, insulation values, direction, etc.
In 2 of the 4 estimates for a new furnace for here in Southwest PA, the answer is yes. This house is a Cape Cod style and was built in 1950. But then 2 said I'd need over 100,000. So I'm wondering too! I am assuming you mean 80,000 output, not input. An 80,000 input rated at 80% efficiency only has… an output of 64,000. A 95% efficient 80,000 input will give you 76,000 output. Go with the people who did a proper heat loss calculation on your home since any two 1800 square foot houses could have different heating/cooling requirements. You also don`t want to oversize either. When I replaced mine 3 years ago I went from 100,000 to 52,000 and those are the input ratings at 80% & I`m doing just fine. ( Full Answer )
Yes, the heat pump (in the heating mode) is like an air conditioner in reverse. It cools the outside air and heats the room air. Of course, you need Freon to do this heat-transfer process.
That could have many different variables such as ceiling hights heat loss to windows . But under normal conditions a two tone unit should be sufficent.
If you already have a forced air system, the heat-pump is not going to change the way you heat your home, it will seamlessly heat your home you just won't be using your main furnace until the heat-pump loses it's efficiency in the 20 degree f range. When it reaches that point you switch to the fu…rnace. ( Full Answer )
Heat pumps are an economical way to provide clean heating AND cooling of a home.
You need to first work out your heat load for the house which depends on lots of factors. (Insulation, exposure, window area etc.). Since most heat pumps give an efficiency ratio of no more than 4 to 1. This means for every kilowatt of electricity you burn driving the pump you will get 4 kilowatts o…f heat. So if you think you can heat your house with 12 kilowatts of electric fires then you heat it with a 4 or 5 kilowatt heat pump. The trick with heat pumps is to find a good source of low grade heat that is still there in the winter. Ground coils, bore holes , streams, even pools, are all better than air to air systems because when you need most heat the air outside is coldest. ( Full Answer )
There is no state requirement for a home in Alaska to have an air heat pump and therefore it will vary from home to home whether one is present in the home.
three bundles of shingles are called a square. they will cover a 10x10 area. so lets say 100 sf. divided by 1300 sf. is thirteen. then you multiply 13 x 3 which is 39. so you will need 39 bundles of shingles. make sure you get them from somewhere they can be returned for money in case you have too m…any. mugetsu31 ( Full Answer )
The size of the heat pump is not the true question in this case. Most, if not all produce enough btu to heat a pool that size. The true question on a heatpump is how long. The larger the btu rating of the heatpump... the faster the pool water will reach desired temp. Heatpumps should only be used… to maintain heat in a pool. The most inefficient way to use a heatpump is to try and raise the pool temp a large temperature differintial at any given time. This type of "on demand" heat will create a scenario where the heatpump runs continuous at its highest capacity until desired temp is obtained, and the highest setting of "heat" on a heatpump is its most inefficient usage of energy. This type of energy usage is only an acceptable practice early in the spring when attempting to raise the pool temp for the first time that anual season. The recommended use for a heatpump is to set the swim temp and allow the heat pump to maintain the temp to extend the swim-ability of the pool one to two months early in the spring and late in the fall. Maintaining the pool temp is a much more efficient use of energy than trying to use a heatpump to create "on demand" heat. ( Full Answer )
The square footage is one of several factors you would consider when finding the tonnage for your home. Dont forget about the age of your home, windows, how well attic is insulated, is your home tight or is it not insulated well. Consider your roofs dark color as added heat load, especially if its a…n old roof and needs replacing, is attic vented well, how does the sun rise and set throughout the day on your home. Is your home well shaded. All these factors and others I have not mentioned should be considered when sizing tonnage on a home. An added note: A system is undersized when it isnt running due to cooler outdoor ambient temperatures. Hotter outdoor ambient temps makes for an undersized system- on any occasion. When a system runs constantly set on 70 degrees and the outdoor temp is a scorching 95 degrees. Your system is undersized until the temperature cools outdoors or is raised indoors at the stat. When in doubt, a licensed HVAC contractor can run a Manual J application to give you a correct tonnage size for your home. You may be surprised, your home may need less cooling than you might think using the old 800 square ft per ton rule. ( Full Answer )
That depends on how high the ceilings are, how well the structure of the house is insulated, and what the difference is between the outside temperature and the inside temperature you want to maintain. For example, if the house were perfectly insulated and you never opened any doors or win…dows, then you'd never need any heating at all. You would only need to cool it once in a while, to drain off the heat that human beings generate just by being alive. ( Full Answer )
The requirements to get heating in one's home swimming pool are that one must purchase a heating unit and have it installed. There are now solar and geothermal systems which provide up to 70% savings compared to traditional heaters.
AC BTU ratings are typically figured for square footage not cubicfeet. Now I'm guessing here, but 20,000 cubic feet translatesroughly to a 2,500 sqft. home, single story with 8 foot ceilings.Such would require a 30,000 to 40,000 BTU unit. Something to consider is the cost of running a monster like t…his.If you have a large enough window and a relatively open floor plan,you can install a 30,000 BTU "window shaker" and save money. ( Full Answer )