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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

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 home and your family’s needs in mind, Breathe Healthier Air Inc can help you find 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 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 operating as often, a two-speed compressor will typically last longer and require fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to include a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another consideration. 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 additional information about zoning possibilities for your space, Breathe Healthier Air Inc can help.

Size
Another important part of choosing the best heat pump for your home is confirming 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 endlessly 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 Stuart 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 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, there’s a lot to consider when searching for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Breathe Healthier Air Inc is available to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 772-228-6980 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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