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What size heat pump (air-source) should be installed to heat and cool a well-insulated, 1500 square foot house? (moderate climate)

1.5-2.0 ton
2.0-2.5 ton
2.5-3 ton
3.0-3.5 ton
3.5-4.0 ton
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Question: What size heat pump (air-source) should be installed to heat and cool a well-insulated, 1500 square foot house? (moderate climate)
Top Answer (30% of 26 votes): 3.0-3.5 ton.

Answer: 2.0-2.5 ton
Explanation: Depends on the age of the home, the quality of the insulation, the seals on the window and several other factors. Don't base the size of the system on square footage alone. Calculating a heat load or Manual J is recommended.
TemperaturePro San Antonio
Answer: 2.5-3 ton
Explanation: Most people are comfortable around 450-600 square feet per ton. That's factoring in that it's well insulated and there other excessive heat factors.
Answer: 1.5-2.0 ton
Explanation: You have to do a heat load to be 100% right if you are not measuring you are guessing.
Arizona's Best Heating & AC, Inc.
Answer: 2.5-3 ton
Explanation: Depends on how much insulation, windows etc.
Fix My AC Inc
Answer: 2.5-3 ton
Explanation: There are alot of different factors that play a role in sizing equipment. A load calculation on the home is the best way to find the proper size of equipment to best fit your homes needs.
Dr Heat & Cool Comfort Experts
Answer: 2.0-2.5 ton
Explanation: Then you need to do a heat calculation to be sure. The R value of the windows, walls, floor and ceilings are very critical.
Kohler Heating and Air Conditioning
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We do not guess any size of Air conditioning system we perform an energy load calculation as required by our Building Come Manuel G
Certified Quality Air Conditioning Inc
Answer: 3.0-3.5 ton
Explanation: Climate and insulation are the key factors
123HVAC of Long Island
Answer: 3.5-4.0 ton
Explanation: calculations of house reveals the size needed
Climate Creations LLC
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