What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

February 26, 2019

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are several things you should think about before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Custom Air Systems 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 run continually 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 running as often, a two-speed compressor will usually last longer and demand fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to incorporate a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another consideration. 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 the entire home at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning options for your space, Custom Air Systems Inc can help.

Size
Another vital part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is guaranteeing 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 continuously cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t have the ability to provide sufficient heat on the coldest or warmest Port St. Lucie days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to consider 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 ideal 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. For the most efficient heat pumps, look for 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, we can help. Custom Air Systems Inc is happy to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 772-247-2283 or arrange an appointment with us online.