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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are many things you should consider before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Cool Air Solutions can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfy 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 continually 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 working as often, a two-speed compressor will typically 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 thing to consider. You could save money by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you typically use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your space, Cool Air Solutions can help.

Size
Another critical part of choosing 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 be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Murrieta days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to consider 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 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. 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, many factors come into play when looking for a replacement heat pump. But, you don’t have to tackle this on your own. Cool Air Solutions is available to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Call us at 951-299-9853 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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