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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to get a new heat pump, there are many things you should think about before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning 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 run nonstop 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 operating as often, a two-speed compressor will typically 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 thing to consider. You could save money 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 additional information about zoning solutions for your house, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

Size
Another vital part of picking 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 Buellton days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to consider your heat pump’s energy efficiency rating. Heat pump efficiency is measured 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 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. 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, many factors come into play when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Call us at 805-242-9638 or set up an appointment with us online.

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