When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are a number of things you should consider before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Speedy Air Conditioning can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfy season after season.
Your heat pump may have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will run continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient option; it will run only as needed to sustain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not working as often, a two-speed compressor will generally last longer and demand fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.
Whether you want to include a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another feature to discuss. You could save money by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you commonly use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your house, Speedy Air Conditioning can help.
Another vital part of choosing the best heat pump for your home is ensuring 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 continuously cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t have the capacity to sustain comfortable temps on the coldest or warmest Naples days.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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 more beneficial in colder climates. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, you should consider buying 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 looking for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Speedy Air Conditioning is available to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 239-244-3439 or set up an appointment with us online.