When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are several things you should think about before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, AZ Air Conditioning and Heating can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable season after season.
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 may be a more efficient solution; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not operating as often, a two-speed compressor will typically last longer and require fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.
Whether you want to incorporate a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another thing to consider. 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 the entire home at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning possibilities for your home, AZ Air Conditioning and Heating can help.
Another critical part of picking 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 continuously cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Los Angeles days.
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 better in colder climates. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, you should consider buying 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. AZ Air Conditioning and Heating is available to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 800-296-5088 or arrange an appointment with us online.