Be Informed About HSPF and SEER Ratings When Looking for a New Heat Pump
When you are a homeowner, your residence is your personal haven where you can relax and enjoy spending time with friends and family. In order to keep your home environment pleasant, you most likely own an HVAC system as comfortable indoor temperatures create an enjoyable atmosphere. Heating and cooling units require a number of mechanical parts to function including a heat pump.
If you should require a replacement pump, then be sure to review the HSPF and the SEER ratings when shopping for a new device. You can also contact our service department for detailed information regarding your HVAC system.
How a Heat Pump Works
Your unit’s pump shifts heat from one area to another. For example, the mechanism will move air from outside your home to the inside. Your pump contains an element called a condenser along with an indoor section titled the evaporator coil.
Your pump also includes refrigerant, which is a solution that carries your home’s heat from one location to another. During cold months, the pump will pull warm air out from outdoors and send it into your home. In the summer, your device will cool and dehumidify warm air to reduce the temperature in your home. When you purchase annual HVAC maintenance, our service team will assess every element of your unit to make sure it is working properly.
During your heat pump shopping trip, you should review each device’s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER rating. You can purchase a pump with ratings from 13 to 23. Keep in mind that higher rated pumps offer greater energy savings.
When you purchase components for your HVAC system, you’ll notice a bright yellow and black Energy Guide sticker. The attached label will guide you in buying an energy efficient pump. Keep in mind that the SEER grade only rates the device’s cooling capabilities.
Less expensive heat pumps will have a lower efficiency rating. For example, if you buy a device with a grade of 13, then its efficiency is at 38 percent while a pump rated at 16 will ensure your efficiency reaches 50 percent.
Once we install your new pump, you’ll appreciate the difference in your HVAC system as old mechanisms achieve SEER ratings that are around seven, which means their efficiency is zero. You may wince when you receive the initial bill for your pump, but you will see increased savings in your utility bills over the years.
When you are shopping for a new pump, be sure to check the device’s Heating Seasonal Performance Factor as this will show you the mechanisms efficiency capabilities while it heats your home. The HSPF grade will show you the amount of heat expelled by each unit of energy it requires. You should purchase a device with a HSPF rating from five to seven.
In most cases, the device will list both the HSPF and SEER ratings, which will make your assessment simpler. When you contact our HVAC system service specialists, we can help you choose the right pump.
Energy Star Ratings
With a new pump, you can purchase a device that is Energy Star rated. When the government began offering its grading system to manufacturers, it gave producers a national rating system to assist you in selecting appliances.
Energy Star products must reduce the release of greenhouse gases while increasing efficiency. The rating will make is easy for you to buy a pump with a high level of energy efficiency. In addition to decreasing negative environmental output, the mechanism must perform effectively while continuing to heat and cool your home accurately.
Heat Pump Comparisons
You can contact our company for help regarding a new efficient pump. Another option is to review heat pumps online and assess the numerous manufacturers in your area. The federal government is offering tax rebates for the purchase of efficient appliances. Also, be sure to buy the right sized unit for your HVAC system.
You may also consider different styles of pumps depending on your home state and its climate. Your area’s climate may allow for an air-source pump, which will reduce the temperature in your home in the same way a classic AC unit functions. With this style of pump, we won’t have to dig into the ground surrounding your home for installation.
If you live in a cooler climate, then a ground-source unit may be best as the appliance takes the heat for your home from underneath the ground. When you contact our company regarding pumps, we can guide toward the best mechanism for your area.
After you buy a new heat pump with today’s technology, your new appliance will decrease the amount of energy required to heat and cool your home. We can help you install the product and advise you regarding the best mechanism for your HVAC system.