Shopping for a new heat pump? It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of styles and models on the market. Luckily the pros at H & H Heating & Air have you covered, with all the information you need to help you decide which type of heat pump is right for your home, budget, and lifestyle.
What to Know Before You Buy
If your HVAC repair service technician has informed you your older heater pump is living out its final days, it’s time to make some decisions about your future heat pump’s features. Which are must-haves and which can you do without? Let’s dig a little deeper…
The first thing you will notice is there are more than one style of heat pump. Whether you replace yours with a style similar to its predecessor, or venture into new territory, will depend on a number of factors…
Cooling efficiency for split-systems, measured by SEER, is a federally-required minimum of 13 in the Northeast. Heating efficiency, measured by HSPF, is a minimum of 7.7. Though SEER is more important in warmer climes, look to HSPF in the Northeast’s colder temperatures. A rating of at-least 15 SEER/8.5 HSPF is recommended. The higher the rating, the better the performance/energy savings over the life of the system. The most-efficient Energy Star-rated systems are 18-27.5 SEER/8.5-12.5 HSPF. (Geothermal ratings differ, rated by EER/COP, with minimums of 17.1-21.1 EER/3.1-4.1 COP.
Sizing & Installation
Undersized/oversized systems won’t effectively maintain temperatures in your home, inflating energy bills. Proper sizing, based on the size and thermal efficiency of your home, is key to performance, as is the proper installation of ductwork/equipment.
Rebates & Incentives
Check with your state, city, and utility provider for available rebates and incentives, or check online here.
Ensure a more comfortable home, lower energy bills, and a system that lasts for years to come. Learn more about upgrading your system with H & H Heating & Air today.