Heat pumps are an increasingly popular choice for homes, as they are a more cost friendly and energy efficient method of heating and cooling. Before proceeding with a heat pump for your home, it is important to decide on one that is the right size and will be able to cater to the needs of you and your family. You should consider factors such as the size of your home and how well insulated it currently is. Here are some important things to consider before you decide on the right size air or ground source heat pump.

Size of your home

One of the first factors to take into consideration is the size of your home. The larger your home, the larger the size of heat pump you will need to make sure it is kept warm. It is important to get this right, as a heat pump that is too small will struggle to effectively control the temperature throughout your home. A system that is too large, on the other hand, will use more energy and will not be as efficient in its operations. The size of your home is one of the most important aspects to consider when investing in a heat pump.


Insulation and the energy efficiency of your home will have a significant impact on the size of heat pump you require. A well-insulated and energy efficient home will require a smaller heat pump, as the property does a better job of keeping heat in and maintaining a comfortable temperature for a longer period of time. If your home has single glazed windows and a lack of loft insulation, you will find that heat escapes more quickly and, therefore, you will need a larger heat pump to maintain the correct temperature.


You will want to think about the budget you have available for an air source or ground source heat pump. Larger heat pumps will most likely be a more expensive option, so deciding on your budget beforehand is important to decide whether you can afford the size of heat pump that you need for your home. You should also look into government grants, and if you are eligible for a grant to reduce the initial cost of your heat pump. This may allow you to afford the right system for your home.


Choosing the right size of heat pump is essential for the lifespan of the system. If the system is smaller, it will have to work harder to heat and cool your home and this can have an impact on its lifespan. The right sized system will not have to work as hard and is less likely to suffer breakdowns or any other issues. Choosing the right sized heat pump can benefit your pocket and allow you to get the most out of your system.

If you have decided a heat pump is the right choice for your property, you will want a qualified team to carry out installation. At JP Air Conditioning, we can carry out a full heat pump installation at your home, and our experts can help you decide on the perfect system for your needs. If you would like to discuss or arrange installation at your property, give us a call today on 0208 333 1191 or email info@jpaircon.com.