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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

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When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are many things you should weigh before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfy season after season.

Compressor Speed
Your heat pump may 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 might be a more efficient solution; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not working as often, a two-speed compressor will typically last longer and demand fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to incorporate a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another thing to consider. You could save money by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you typically use, rather than trying to keep the entire home at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning solutions for your house, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can help.

Size
Another vital part of choosing 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 constantly cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Muskogee days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to know 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 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, it helps to do some initial research when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. is available to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 918-682-8238 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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