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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 think about before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Kilbourne Heating & AC can help you select 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 continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not operating as often, a two-speed compressor will typically last longer and demand fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to factor in 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 regularly use, rather than trying to keep the entire home at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning possibilities for your house, Kilbourne Heating & AC can help.

Size
Another important part of choosing the best heat pump for your home is guaranteeing 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 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 Delray Beach 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 vital 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 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 looking for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Kilbourne Heating & AC is happy to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Call us at 561-287-7071 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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