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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 many things you should think about before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Mighty Ducts can help you select 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 continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to sustain 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 factor in 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 all rooms at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning solutions for your space, Mighty Ducts can help.

Size
Another important part of picking 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 constantly 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 Orange days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to know 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 ideal 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, we can help. Mighty Ducts is available to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 714-464-3376 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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