What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

February 26, 2019

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are many things you should think about before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Integrity AC & Heating LLC can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable season after season.

Compressor Speed
Your heat pump could have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will work continually 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 incorporate a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another thing to consider. You could save money by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you typically use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your house, Integrity AC & Heating LLC can help.

Size
Another vital part of choosing the best heat pump for your home is ensuring 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 constantly 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 Phoenix days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to know 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 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 purchasing 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, it helps to do some initial research when searching for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Integrity AC & Heating LLC is happy to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 602-971-0567 or arrange an appointment with us online.