When it’s time to get a new heat pump, there are a number of things you should consider before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help you choose 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 work nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor can be a more efficient choice; 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.
Whether you want to factor in a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another thing to consider. You could save costs by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you commonly use, rather than trying to keep the whole house at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning options for your space, Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help.
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 capacity to sustain comfortable temps on the coldest or warmest Mobile days.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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. 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, there’s a lot to consider when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc is here to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 251-471-2674 or set up an appointment with us online.