What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

February 26, 2019

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are a number of things you should weigh before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your house and your family’s needs in mind, I-Deal HVAC can help you choose 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 operate 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 usually 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 consideration. You could save money 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 more information about zoning possibilities for your house, I-Deal HVAC can help.

Size
Another critical part of picking the best heat pump for your home is confirming 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 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 Albuquerque 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 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 purchasing 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 searching for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. I-Deal HVAC is here to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Call us at 505-445-1250 or arrange an appointment with us online.