Thanks to their efficiency, heat pumps are a popular way to regulate home temperatures. Heat pumps provide effective yet efficient heating and cooling options for homes of any size. If you’re looking for a new heat pump, there are few things you should keep in mind to ensure you make the right decision.

Does Size Matter?

Finding a heat pump that’s the right size for your home is one of the most important steps when installing a new system. A system that’s too small won’t be able to effectively heat and cool your home, but an oversized system will cycle on and off frequently, resulting in higher utility bills.

System Ratings

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, or SEER rating, is the rating given to an HVAC system to measure its efficiency when the system is cooling the home. Heating Seasonal Performance Factor or HSPF measures the efficiency when the system heats the space. While there are minimum criteria for efficiency, these ratings have a direct impact on which system you should choose for your home.

Other Features

All heat pumps aren’t created equal, thanks in large part to modern advances in the industry. Higher-end heat pumps now offer features such as two-stage compressors and variable speed motors that allow the system to operate in several different modes. When temperatures are extreme, variable speed motors and two-stage compressors operate at a higher capacity, forcing more air into the home than they do in mild temperatures.

In addition to self-regulating how much they run, these systems also have the ability to help control the humidity levels of your home. Finding a system that meets the needs of your home should be your top priority.

Our team of professional service techs and installers is here to make sure your HVAC system is always running effectively and efficiently. Contact AC Pros Air Conditioning & Plumbing today to find out about our new system installations, repairs and regular maintenance.

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