Heat Pump Features
Homeowners ready to upgrade their home heating and cooling system should focus on selecting heat pump features that boost system efficiency, which directly impacts monthly energy savings.
Along with other heating and cooling systems, technological advancements have led to the manufacturing of highly efficient heat pumps, which use key components to reach higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) ratings, two efficiency ratings that reveal cooling and heating efficiency over a typical season.
Here’s what to look for when selecting heat pump features:
- A thermostatic expansion valve meters the exact amount of refrigerant as the heating/cooling load demands, on a minute-by-minute basis. As a result, the system uses refrigerant more efficiently, and meets the load of the home more precisely.
- The variable-speed air handler runs at a variety of speeds, able to adjust the heating and cooling load of the home through the precise delivery of conditioned air. Most often, the air handler runs at its lower speeds, offering better control over humidity and using much less energy.
- A two-stage compressor helps the heat pump achieve very efficient operations when moving heat around. During stages of high heating or cooling, the unit runs at the higher stage operation, ramping up how much heat it can transfer. But during lower periods of demand on the heat pump, the heat pump runs at the lower stage, using less energy to move heat around.
- More efficient coils utilize grooves and more overall surface space within a compact coil space to allow for maximum use of heat transference as refrigerant moves through them.
- Demand frost control ensures that the heat pump doesn’t waste energy while defrosting ice from the coils, running only on demand.
When it comes to selecting heat pump features, get the help of your local HVAC experts at CoolQuest Air Conditioning and Heating. We’ve been serving Florida residents in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties and the surrounding communities, including New Port Richey, Tampa, Spring Hill, since the mid-1990s with quality air conditioning and heating installation, repairs and maintenance, as well as duct-work solutions and air quality equipment.
Hernando (352) 277-3027 – Pasco (727) 260-5313
Pinellas (727) 437-0707 – Hillsborough – (813) 775-4132