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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

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When it’s time to get a new heat pump, there are a number of things you should consider before making a choice on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Paso Robles Heating and Air can help you select the heat pump that will keep your home cozy 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 may be a more efficient choice; 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 require 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 on your energy bills by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you commonly use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning options for your space, Paso Robles Heating and Air can help.

Size
Another critical part of picking the best heat pump for your home is ensuring 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 Paso Robles days.

Efficiency
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 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 selecting 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, it helps to do some initial research when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Paso Robles Heating and Air is happy to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 805-203-8667 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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