What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

February 26, 2019

When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are many things you should consider before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Cooler Tymes LLC can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home cozy season after season.

Compressor Speed
Your heat pump may have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will run nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might be a more efficient option; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not operating as often, a two-speed compressor will usually last longer and require fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to factor in a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another consideration. You could save costs by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you typically use, rather than trying to keep the whole house at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning options for your house, Cooler Tymes LLC can help.

Size
Another critical part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is guaranteeing it’s the proper size. If your heat pump is too large for your home’s comfort needs, it will waste a lot of energy constantly cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t have the ability to provide sufficient heat on the coldest or warmest Litchfield Park days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to consider your heat pump’s energy efficiency rating. Heat pump efficiency is measured by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). According to Consumer Reports, a higher SEER is more critical in warmer climates, but a higher HSPF is ideal in colder climates. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, you should consider purchasing a heat pump that is at least 15 SEER and 8.5 HSPF. The most efficient ENERGY STAR-rated heat pumps are 18 to 27.5 SEER and 8.5 to 12.5 HSPF.

As you can see, it helps to do some initial research when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Cooler Tymes LLC is here to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 623-208-6444 or schedule an appointment with us online.