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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are many 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 select the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable season after season.

Compressor Speed
Your heat pump may have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will operate nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to sustain 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 include a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another feature to discuss. You could save on your energy bills by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you commonly use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning possibilities for your house, Custom Air Systems Inc can help.

Size
Another important part of choosing the best heat pump for your home is confirming 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 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 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 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 purchasing 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 shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Custom Air Systems Inc is available to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 772-247-2283 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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