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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

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When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are several things you should consider before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Farnell Mechanical, Inc. can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfy 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 work nonstop 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 running as often, a two-speed compressor will typically last longer and need fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to include 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 whole house at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning options for your space, Farnell Mechanical, 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 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 Opelika days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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 ideal 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, many factors come into play when looking for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Farnell Mechanical, Inc. is here to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 334-245-4748 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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