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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 a number of things you should consider before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Temp Control of Vero Beach can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home cozy 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 continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not operating as often, a two-speed compressor will usually last longer and demand fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to factor in 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 typically use, rather than trying to keep the whole house at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning possibilities for your house, Temp Control of Vero Beach can help.

Size
Another important part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is guaranteeing 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 Vero Beach 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 better 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. 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, many factors come into play when searching for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Temp Control of Vero Beach is here to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that meets your home and heating needs. Call us at 772-232-7649 or set up an appointment with us online.

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