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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to get a new heat pump, there are a number of things you should think about before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc 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 run nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor can be a more efficient solution; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will generally last longer and demand fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to include 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 regularly use, rather than trying to keep the whole house at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning solutions for your home, Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc can help.

Size
Another critical part of choosing the best heat pump for your home is ensuring it’s the correct size. If your heat pump is too large for your home’s comfort needs, it will waste a lot of energy endlessly cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Saint Petersburg days.

Efficiency
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, it helps to do some initial research when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc is here to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 727-369-6195 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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