When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are many things you should think about before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, B&D Air Conditioning can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfy season after season.
Your heat pump may 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 sustain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running 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 feature to discuss. 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 whole house at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning solutions for your space, B&D Air Conditioning can help.
Another critical 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 endlessly cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t have the capacity to sustain comfortable temps on the coldest or warmest Safford days.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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 important in warmer climates, but a higher HSPF is better in colder climates. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, you should consider selecting 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 shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. B&D Air Conditioning is here to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 928-432-6018 or arrange an appointment with us online.