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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 several things you should weigh before making a decision on a particular replacement heat pump. With your home and your family’s needs in mind, Osceola Air, LLC can help you find the heat pump that will keep your home cozy 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 operate continually to keep your home’s air comfortable. A two-speed compressor may be a more efficient choice; it will run only as needed to keep your pre-set temperature. Because it’s not operating as often, a two-speed compressor will generally last longer and require 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 on your energy bills 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 home, Osceola Air, LLC can help.

Size
Another vital part of picking the best heat pump for your home is ensuring 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 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 St. Cloud days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand 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 vital 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. 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, there’s a lot to consider when shopping for a replacement heat pump. But, you’re not in this alone. Osceola Air, LLC 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 407-477-6319 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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