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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are several things you should think about before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Summit Air Conditioning Inc can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable 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 nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might be a more efficient option; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not working as often, a two-speed compressor will generally last longer and demand fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to factor in a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another thing to consider. 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 further information about zoning possibilities for your home, Summit Air Conditioning Inc can help.

Size
Another critical part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is ensuring 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 continuously cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t have the ability to provide sufficient heat on the coldest or warmest West Palm Beach days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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 more beneficial 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, many factors come into play when looking for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Summit 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 561-404-4520 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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