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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 many 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, Comfort Zone Inc can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfy 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 operate nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor can 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 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 the whole house at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning solutions for your space, Comfort Zone Inc can help.

Size
Another critical part of picking 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 Cape Coral days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to know 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 selecting 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, we can help. Comfort Zone Inc is happy to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Call us at 239-214-0411 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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