When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are several things you should consider before making a judgment on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Temp Air System Inc. can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable 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 continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor can be a more efficient solution; it will run only as needed to sustain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will usually last longer and need fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.
Whether you want to incorporate 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 additional information about zoning options for your home, Temp Air System Inc. can help.
Another critical part of picking 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 La Puente days.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to know 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 important 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 buying 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 we can help. Temp Air System Inc. is happy to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Contact our experts or arrange an appointment with us online.