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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

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When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are several things you should think about before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, B&D Air Conditioning can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable 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 continually to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might be a more efficient solution; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running 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 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 regularly use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning options for your space, B&D Air Conditioning can help.

Size
Another important part of picking the best heat pump for your home is confirming it’s the proper 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 Safford days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to know 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 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. For the most efficient heat pumps, look for 18 to 27.5 SEER and 8.5 to 12.5 HSPF.

As you can see, it helps to do some initial research when searching for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. B&D Air Conditioning is here to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 928-432-6018 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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