When it’s time to get a new heat pump, there are several things you should think about before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable season after season.
Your heat pump might have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will work continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to sustain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not working as often, a two-speed compressor will usually last longer and need fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.
Whether you want to include 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 all rooms at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning possibilities for your space, Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning can help.
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 endlessly cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Omaha days.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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. 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 shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Call us at 402-509-5940 or arrange an appointment with us online.