What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

February 26, 2019

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are several things you should think about before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Comfort Zone Inc can help you select 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 run 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 maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will generally 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 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 the whole house at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning options for your home, Comfort Zone Inc can help.

Size
Another important part of picking 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 continuously cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Cape Coral days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to consider your heat pump’s energy efficiency rating. Heat pump efficiency is determined 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 selecting 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, it helps to do some initial research when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Comfort Zone Inc is happy to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 239-214-0411 or schedule an appointment with us online.