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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 a number of things you should consider before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Abilene Air-Tech Inc can help you select the heat pump that will keep your home comfy 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 run nonstop to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor can be a more efficient solution; it will run only as needed to sustain your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not operating 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 feature to discuss. You could save costs 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 further information about zoning possibilities for your home, Abilene Air-Tech Inc can help.

Size
Another important part of choosing the best heat pump for your home is ensuring 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 have the capacity to sustain comfortable temps on the coldest or warmest Abilene 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 selecting a heat pump that is at least 15 SEER and 8.5 HSPF. The most efficient ENERGY STAR-rated heat pumps are 18 to 27.5 SEER and 8.5 to 12.5 HSPF.

As you can see, it helps to do some initial research when searching for a replacement heat pump. But, you don’t have to tackle this on your own. Abilene Air-Tech Inc is available to answer all of your questions and help you choose a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Call us at 325-200-4667 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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