When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are many things you should think about before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, A&M Heating & Cooling LLC can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfy season after season.
Your heat pump might have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will work continuously 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 working as often, a two-speed compressor will generally last longer and demand fewer repairs than its standard compressor counterpart.
Whether you want to include 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 regularly use, rather than trying to keep all rooms at the same temperature. If you want further information about zoning options for your space, A&M Heating & Cooling LLC can help.
Another critical part of selecting the best heat pump for your home is confirming 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 continuously cycling on and off. If your heat pump is too small, it won’t be able to keep up on the coldest or warmest Tucson days.
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 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. A&M Heating & Cooling LLC is happy to answer all of your questions and help you find a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Just give us a call at 520-200-1048 or arrange an appointment with us online.