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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to get a new heat pump, there are many things you should consider before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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 work nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient solution; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will generally last longer and need fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.

Zoning
Whether you want to incorporate 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 more information about zoning options for your space, Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help.

Size
Another vital part of picking 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 ability to provide sufficient heat on the coldest or warmest Bakersfield 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 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. 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, there’s a lot to consider when looking for a replacement heat pump. But, we can help. Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing is available to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Call us at 661-437-3499 or set up an appointment with us online.

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