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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are many things you should weigh before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Speedy 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 operate continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor can be a more efficient option; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not working 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 typically use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning possibilities for your home, Speedy Air Conditioning can help.

Size
Another important part of choosing 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 Naples days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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 buying 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, there’s a lot to consider when searching for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Speedy Air Conditioning is here to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 239-244-3439 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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