Naturally, energy efficiency is very important and today’s heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating with impressive savings. But when making your selection, remember low operating costs are little comfort if service and repair bills are high. Don’t be sold on energy efficiency alone.
What You Should Know About Heat Pumps.
The Department of Energy requires all air-conditioning and heating equipment manufacturers to evaluate and rate the efficiency of their equipment on a seasonal basis. These ratings are known as the SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, for air conditioners and the HSPF, or Heat Seasonal Performance Factor, for heating equipment. Heat pumps use both numbers. The higher the SEER or HSPF rating, the more efficient the heat pump. High-efficiency units come with a higher initial investment but offer lower operating costs. The payback period may be shorter than you realize. A high SEER/HSPF heat pump can add value to your home which is important to today’s energy-conscious home buyers. Don’t forget to consider noise factors. With some units, the outdoor fan can be a bothersome source of noise. Make sure the brand you choose designs their units to ensure quiet operation.
Learn More About Heat Pumps.
For year round temperature control, consider the installation of a new heat pump. Murray Air Conditioning handles every aspect of heat pump installation, upgrades or repairs for residential and commercial needs. Today’s heat pumps come in a range of styles with innovative features. Let our expertly trained technician’s custom design a system to suit your particular needs for performance and control over your indoor environment. To learn more about heat pumps, give our office a call today!