When it’s time to get a new heat pump, there are a number of things you should weigh before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Cool Air Solutions can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable season after season.
Your heat pump might have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will work continually to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might be a more efficient option; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will typically last longer and demand fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.
Whether you want to incorporate a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another feature to discuss. You could save costs by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you typically use, rather than trying to keep the entire home at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Cool Air Solutions can help.
Another important part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is ensuring 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 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 Murrieta 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 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 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, there’s a lot to consider when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Cool Air Solutions is available to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Call us at 951-299-9853 or set up an appointment with us online.