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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to get 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, True Home Heating and Air Conditioning can help you select the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable 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 operate continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might be a more efficient option; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not operating as often, a two-speed compressor will usually last longer and need fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to include 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 regularly use, rather than trying to keep the entire home at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your space, True Home Heating and Air Conditioning can help.

Size
Another vital part of picking the best heat pump for your home is confirming 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 continuously 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 Irvine 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 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 looking for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. True Home Heating and Air Conditioning is happy to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 949-258-7259 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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