When it’s time to get a new heat pump, there are several things you should consider before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can help you select 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 work 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 keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will typically last longer and demand 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 costs by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you regularly use, rather than trying to keep the whole house at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning options for your house, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. can help.
Another critical 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 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 Haines City days.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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 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 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. Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. is here to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 863-216-2923 or arrange an appointment with us online.