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How to Find the Most Energy-Efficient Heat Pump

Heat pumps offer remarkable energy efficiency

Heat pumps offer remarkable energy efficiency, but why not maximize those savings by opting for the most efficient system? Once you have determined the type of system you desire, and a professional has assessed its compatibility with your home or commercial building (whether geothermal or air source), navigating through various options can be daunting. However, by following the guidelines outlined in this blog, and seeking advice from a factory trained technician, you can confidently choose the perfect heat pump to meet your energy efficiency goals.

Ratings and Certifications

Look first for high SEER and HSPF ratings

Look first for high SEER and HSPF ratings. These ratings accurately assess efficiency throughout the seasons and prove the system’s optimal performance. Regarding certifications, look for ENERGY STAR® certified heat pumps because they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and typically offer significant energy savings compared to other models.

Key Features

Look for the terms “inverter-driven” and “variable-speed compressor”.

When looking at the features of a heat pump system, keep an eye out for the terms “inverter-driven” and “variable-speed compressor”. Systems with these features will adjust better to temperature fluctuations and changes made to the thermostat settings, which are common reasons for a system to operate less efficiently. You will also enjoy more consistent temperatures in the building and reduce wear and tear on the system if you choose a heat pump with these features.

System Sizing

Consult with an HVAC contractor to determine the appropriate size for your home based on factors such as square footage, existing insulation, and climate.

The energy efficiency of a heat pump relies heavily on the proper sizing of the system. Consult with an HVAC contractor to determine the appropriate size for your home based on factors such as square footage, existing insulation, and climate. Cutting corners and purchasing a system that is too small could negate all the energy-efficient benefits of choosing a heat pump and be less comfortable. So, please only select systems that are appropriately sized for the building to avoid higher energy bills and decreasing the system’s lifespan.

System Enhancements

You can boost the energy efficiency of your heat pump by looking for additions available for the system, including smart thermostats and zoning capabilities.

You can boost the energy efficiency of your heat pump by looking for additions available for the system, including smart thermostats and zoning capabilities.

If you are looking for expert advice about your HVAC options in New England, contact the National Refrigeration team, and we will find the right solution for you.

Whether you need 24-7 emergency service or advice on improving your everyday air quality and comfort—at home and work—call us at 401-737-2000 or email us.

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