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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

When it’s time to look for a new heat pump, there are a number of things you should weigh before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc can help you find 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 work continuously to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor can be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to sustain 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 include a zoning system with your replacement heat pump is another consideration. You could save costs 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 additional information about zoning options for your home, Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc can help.

Size
Another critical part of picking the best heat pump for your home is guaranteeing 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 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 West Palm Beach days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to know your heat pump’s energy efficiency rating. Heat pump efficiency is measured 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 ideal 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, it helps to do some initial research when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you don’t have to tackle this on your own. Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc is available to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Call us at 561-612-0242 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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