What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

February 26, 2019

When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are many things you should think about before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, YES R&M Inc. 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 continually 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 usually 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 consideration. You could save costs by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you commonly use, rather than trying to keep the entire home at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning possibilities for your space, YES R&M Inc. can help.

Size
Another important 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 endlessly 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 Long Beach days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to consider 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 vital 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. 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 shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. YES R&M Inc. is happy to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Call us at 562-286-6624 or schedule an appointment with us online.