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What You Should Think About When Replacing Your Heat Pump

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When it’s time to replace your heat pump, there are many things you should think about before making a judgement on a particular replacement heat pump. With your space and your family’s needs in mind, Symbiont Service Corp can help you choose the heat pump that will keep your home comfortable 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 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 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 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 the whole house at the same temperature. If you want additional information about zoning possibilities for your house, Symbiont Service Corp can help.

Size
Another important part of picking the best heat pump for your home is confirming 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 constantly 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 Englewood days.

Efficiency
Last, but certainly not least, you need to understand your heat pump’s energy efficiency rating. Heat pump efficiency is determined 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 better 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. When reviewing heat pumps, you’ll find that the most efficient systems have ratings of 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. Symbiont Service Corp is available to answer all of your questions and help you pick a furnace that matches your home and heating needs. Call us at 941-306-4161 or set up an appointment with us online.

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