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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are many things you should weigh before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfy 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 operate nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to maintain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not working as often, a two-speed compressor will typically 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 the entire home at the same temperature. If you want more information about zoning options for your house, American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

Size
Another vital part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is guaranteeing it’s the right 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 ability to provide sufficient heat on the coldest or warmest Sylmar 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 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. 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 searching for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning is available to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Call us at 818-275-0897 or set up an appointment with us online.

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