What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

February 26, 2019

When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are several things you should consider before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house 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 may have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will work continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might 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 demand 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 costs by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you typically use, rather than trying to keep the entire home at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning possibilities for your space, Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can help.

Size
Another vital 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 constantly 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 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 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. 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 searching for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Smyth Air Conditioning Inc is here to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Call us at 561-533-6066 or set up an appointment with us online.