What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

February 26, 2019

When it’s time to get a new heat pump, there are a number of things you should weigh before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Gordon Air Conditioning can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfy 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 continually to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor can be a more efficient option; 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 need 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 entire home at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning possibilities for your house, Gordon Air Conditioning can help.

Size
Another important part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is ensuring it’s the correct 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 capacity to sustain comfortable temps on the coldest or warmest Crestview 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. 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, there’s a lot to consider when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Gordon Air Conditioning is available to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 850-250-0335 or schedule an appointment with us online.