A Homeowners Guide to Purchasing a Heat Pump
Fall is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start thinking about your heating system. If yours is old, broken, or out of date, you may be shopping for a replacement before the cold weather sets in. If you haven’t considered a heat pump, you’ll be happy to know that they are an energy efficient heating and cooling system that can service you you year round! Here are a few things to consider before making a purchase.
What You Need to Consider
- It’s rating. All HVAC units come with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) for cooling, which is determined through various testing. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the heat pump is.
- Zoned heating and cooling. You have a few different options when it comes to energy efficiency, and one of them is zoned heating and cooling, which zones where and when you want heat or cool air. Zoned heating and cooling, however, does require installing a programmable thermostat and some motorized dampers.
- Two-speed compressor. Installing a two-speed compressor enables your heat pump to cool or heat as much as it needs to versus a standard compressor which always operates at maximum capacity. This helps to save on energy costs and its less wear and tear on the compressor.
- Backup burner. If you’re concerned about the winter season, a backup burner can provide additional heat during the most frigid temperatures, and still at lower energy costs.
- Size. Like any HVAC appliance, the size matters, which is why you’ll want to carefully consider how large of a system is needed. The size of your heat pump, however, should be determined by a professional to ensure you get the right heat pump.
How McHale’s Can Help
If you are wondering whether or not heat pumps are a good choice for you and your family, let McHale’s help you decide! We firmly believe in the benefits you will receive when you have a heat pump installed by one of our technicians. We want you to believe in them, too. Here are the benefits of a heat pump installation by McHale’s:
- Heating and cooling in one: There will be no more need to buy two separate units to get the desired temperatures you want.
- Convenience: You can move the temperature up or down at the flip of a switch. And, you will feel that switch within a few minutes. In addition, heat pumps come with a programmable timer that allows you to set when you want a room in your home to hit a certain temperature.
- Safety: There are no flames or hot surfaces that children can be exposed to. They also don’t create smoke, ashes, moisture, or other types of waste materials that can get into your home.
- Improved air quality: They help circulate the air throughout our home purifying it and make it cleaner for you and your family to breathe.
- Increased value: A warm, dry, comfortable atmosphere to live in is more appealing to potential buyers in the future than is a home without such luxuries.
To schedule a heat pump installation in your home, call McHale’s today!