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 several things you should consider before making a judgement 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 find the heat pump that will keep your home cozy season after season.

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

Zoning
Whether you want to factor in a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another thing to consider. You could save money by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you regularly use, rather than trying to keep the entire home at the same temperature. If you want more 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 confirming 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 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 determined by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). According to Consumer Reports, a higher SEER is more vital 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 purchasing a heat pump that is at least 15 SEER and 8.5 HSPF. When reviewing heat pumps, you’ll find that the most efficient systems have ratings of 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, you’re not in this alone. Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc is here to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 727-369-6195 or schedule an appointment with us online.