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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are many things you should consider before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. 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 run continually to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor can be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not working as often, a two-speed compressor will typically 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 commonly use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning solutions for your house, Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. can help.

Size
Another vital 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 endlessly cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t have the capacity to sustain comfortable temps on the coldest or warmest Anaheim days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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 ideal in colder climates. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, you should consider buying 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, it helps to do some initial research when searching for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. is happy to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 714-453-4711 or set up an appointment with us online.

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