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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 many things you should think about before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, North Mechanical Heating and Cooling can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home cozy 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 operate continuously 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 working as often, a two-speed compressor will typically last longer and require fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to incorporate a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another feature to discuss. 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 the whole house at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning solutions for your space, North Mechanical Heating and Cooling can help.

Size
Another important part of selecting 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 endlessly cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Payson days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to consider 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 important 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 buying a heat pump that is at least 15 SEER and 8.5 HSPF. For the most efficient heat pumps, look for 18 to 27.5 SEER and 8.5 to 12.5 HSPF.

As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when looking for a replacement heat pump. But, you don’t have to tackle this on your own. North Mechanical Heating and Cooling is happy to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Call us at 928-263-8570 or set up an appointment with us online.

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