When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are several things you should weigh before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home cozy season after season.
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 sustain 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.
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 commonly use, rather than trying to keep the entire home at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your house, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help.
Another critical part of selecting 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 endlessly cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Buellton days.
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 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 purchasing 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, you’re not in this alone. Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 805-242-9638 or arrange an appointment with us online.