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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 judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, A2Z Air Inc can help you choose 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 may be a more efficient solution; it will run only as needed to maintain 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 incorporate a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another feature to discuss. You could save costs 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 additional information about zoning options for your house, A2Z Air Inc can help.

Size
Another vital 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 constantly 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 Boynton Beach 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 critical in warmer climates, but a higher HSPF is ideal 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. 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 looking for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. A2Z Air Inc is available to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Call us at 561-270-6228 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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