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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are several things you should consider before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Cooler Tymes LLC can help you select the heat pump that will keep your home comfy 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 operate nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient solution; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will generally last longer and require fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to incorporate a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another consideration. You could save on your energy bills by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you commonly use, rather than trying to keep the entire home at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning options for your space, Cooler Tymes LLC can help.

Size
Another important part of choosing the best heat pump for your home is guaranteeing it’s the right 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 be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Litchfield Park days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to know your heat pump’s energy efficiency rating. Heat pump efficiency is calculated 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 better 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. For the most efficient heat pumps, look for 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 find a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 623-208-6444 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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