When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are many things you should weigh before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Solar Air Inc. can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfy 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 continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient option; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not operating as often, a two-speed compressor will typically last longer and require fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.
Whether you want to include a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another thing to consider. 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 more information about zoning possibilities for your home, Solar Air Inc. can help.
Another vital part of picking 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 constantly 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 Fort Lauderdale days.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to know 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 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. 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. Solar Air Inc. is happy to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 954-320-7398 or set up an appointment with us online.