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 a number of things you should weigh before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfy season after season.

Compressor Speed
Your heat pump could 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 may be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will typically 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 consideration. 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 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 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 Anaheim days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to consider your heat pump’s energy efficiency rating. Heat pump efficiency is calculated by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). According to Consumer Reports, a higher SEER is more vital 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 looking for a replacement heat pump. But, you don’t have to tackle this on your own. Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. is happy to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Call us at 714-855-1717 or schedule an appointment with us online.