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 many things you should weigh before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Breathe Healthier Air can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable 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 nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not operating as often, a two-speed compressor will generally last longer and require 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 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 all rooms at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning options for your space, Breathe Healthier Air can help.

Size
Another important part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is confirming 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 be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Stuart 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 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. The most efficient ENERGY STAR-rated heat pumps are 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. Breathe Healthier Air is here to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 772-600-7151 or schedule an appointment with us online.