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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 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, Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home comfy season after season.

Compressor Speed
Your heat pump might have a standard compressor or a two-speed compressor. With a standard compressor, the heat pump will run continually to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor might be a more efficient option; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not running as often, a two-speed compressor will usually 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 consideration. You could save on your energy bills by more efficiently using your heat pump to condition the air in the areas you typically use, rather than trying to keep the whole house at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning options for your space, Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating can help.

Size
Another important part of picking the best heat pump for your home is confirming it’s the correct 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 ability to provide sufficient heat on the coldest or warmest Laguna Niguel days.

Efficiency
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 more beneficial 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, there’s a lot to consider when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you don’t have to tackle this on your own. Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating is available to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that suits your home and heating needs. Contact our experts at 949-525-9119 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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