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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 a number of things you should weigh before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home cozy season after season.

Compressor Speed
Your heat pump might have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will work continually to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to sustain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not working as often, a two-speed compressor will generally 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 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 more information about zoning solutions for your space, Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can help.

Size
Another important part of picking the best heat pump for your home is guaranteeing 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 Lake Worth 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 critical 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 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, it helps to do some initial research when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you don’t have to tackle this on your own. Smyth Air Conditioning Inc is happy 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 561-533-6066 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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