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Old 09-21-2015, 08:44 AM   #1
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Size of Heat Pump

I live in Florida and need to purchase a new heat pump -- total package with air handler. My home is one level with 2500 square feet. What size should I purchase -- is 5 ton the size.

Secondly, are most heat pumps manufactured in China. If so does it really make any difference which name you purchase.

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Old 09-21-2015, 09:20 PM   #2
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Size of Heat Pump

A load calc is the only true way to size equipment, especially in a humid place like Florida.
You can try your own here.


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Old 09-22-2015, 09:24 AM   #3
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Size of Heat Pump

What size is in there now? Not saying it is the correct one, but how did it cool you in the extreme Florida summers? Perfect/just OK/Poorly? any hot or cold spots in the house? Did it struggle during the summer?

The correct way is to have a manual j done on your home. You will be told here and it is true, that if you oversize, the ac will not remove the humidity correctly.
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