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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 many things you should weigh before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, Gordon Air Conditioning can help you select the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable season after season.

Compressor Speed
Your heat pump may 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 can be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to sustain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will generally 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 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 space, Gordon Air Conditioning can help.

Size
Another important part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is confirming 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 continuously 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 know 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 important 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 buying 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 looking for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Gordon Air Conditioning is here to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 850-682-5509 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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