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 several things you should weigh before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can help you choose 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 can 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 usually 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 consideration. You could save costs by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you typically use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your space, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. can help.

Size
Another important part of picking the best heat pump for your home is ensuring 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 Muskogee 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 critical 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, many factors come into play when searching for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. is here to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 918-682-8238 or arrange an appointment with us online.