Is your heat pump on its last legs? Do you find yourself needing more and more repairs that are getting more expensive? Or you may just be shopping around for the day when your home or business needs a new heat pump. Below we will share our expert tips on heat pump selection to help you make the best decision.
1. Consider Heat Pump Energy Efficiency
One of the best metrics in heat pump performance and lifespan is its energy efficiency. Just as cars that get better gas mileage tend to last longer, heat pumps that get better energy efficiency tend to last longer. You want to look at the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating. The higher it is, the better the energy efficiency. In addition, units with better energy efficiency will save you quite a lot on your power bills.
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2. Get a Brand Name Heat Pump
Sure, you can save a couple hundred bucks on your no-name, generic heat pump. Take it from us: just one extra repair can blow your profit margin. These units tend to break down more and not last as long. Go with trusted brands such as Goodman, Daikin, Lennox, Carrier, Amana, American Standard, and other proven names.
Do not Select a Heat Pump on Your Own
You may have a few makes and models in mind at this point. However, you should not make the ultimate decision on your own. Only a professional technician can tell you what size unit you need, how many BTU’s are needed, what power source is used, best warranty, and much more. You will also want to shop around a few providers to see which makes the most sense for you, and get the work with all the details in writing.
More on Experts Tips on Heat Pump Selection in Lodi
Our expert tips are just a guide on how to select your heat pump. We do not recommend that you buy one on your own. Be sure to contact a professional in your area to help you select and install your heat pump. Those of you who live in the Lodi, California and surrounding areas may give us a call to get our expert tips on heat pump selection in person.
Blackwell is a locally owned heating and air company that serves the community with expertise and an industry leading guarantee. We will help you select, install, and repair the right unit for your property. Feel free to contact us to learn more.