Heat Pump Buying Guide

Oct 24, 2017

You can’t find a perfect heat pump but you can always get the one that fits your heating and cooling needs. Here are some buying guidelines to help you choose the heat pump that suits your home.

Heat pump does more than just what its name suggests. It’s like an air conditioner and furnace all in one pack. It keeps you cool in the summer and provides warmth in the winter at lower expense as compared to other HVAC devices. So if you’re looking for a long-term, efficient solution for your heating and cooling comfort, installing a heat pump is a good choice.

Types Of Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pump

Air source heat pump cools your home by drawing heat from the air outside and rejecting it during the hot season. It is the widely installed heat pump which can cut your heating expenses for about 50%.

Split Ductless Heat Pump

This type of heat pump works best for homes where ducts are not possible. In order to provide heating and cooling, the refrigerants move along the tubing which connects the outdoor and indoor units.

Geothermal Heat Pump

This is also called ground and water source. It operates by extracting and rejecting heat from the underground tubing. It requires lesser maintenance as compared to other HVAC systems.

What to consider when buying heat pumps?

HSPF. Choose heat pump with higher Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. It measures the efficiency of your heat pump in heating you home at a minimal amount of energy.

Warranty. Some manufacturers offer 5-10 years warranty for your heat pumps. It is one of the benefits that you can enjoy when purchasing top brands. Warranties cover repair of defects on major parts.

Noise Level. There are heat pumps whose outdoor units operate noisily. If you will to purchase a heat pump, choose those with 7.6 bels or less. Lower value means lesser noise produced.

Variable-Speed Control. This helps prevent sudden temperature change by controlling the flow of air.

Sizing. Make sure to ask for estimates and suggestion from HVAC experts as to what size of heat pump fits your home.

Do you want to install a heat pump but don’t know how? Call the experts at Rescue Heating and Air. We’ll rescue you from your HVAC problems promptly and at affordable costs.