Installing a new heat pump can make an big difference in your electricity bill by reducing the price of heating & cooling your house. A Heat Pump’s heating efficiency is measured by the HSFP, the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. The higher the HSPF, the more efficient the heating system. A Heat Pump’s cooling efficiency is measured by SEER, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the cooling system.
According to the US Department of Energy the average lifespan of a heat pump is between 10 to 15 years although this does not speak to the efficiency of the unit itself. As units age they become less efficient each year. Newer systems will have a higher seer rating and therefore be more cost effective to operate.
Heat Pump Pricing
Heat Pump – The price of the heat pump unit can vary significantly based on the efficiency level, product features, and the difficulty level of the installation.
Installation price – Costs include planning, preparation of the installation area, equipment, parts, materials, sheet metal ductwork, permit fees, old equipment disposal and recycling, and labor.
Materials and Supplies – Covers the cost of all essential materials, like hardware, fittings, conduits, electrical wiring, sheet metal transitions, brazing rods, acetylene torches, and nitrogen tanks.
Heat Pump Size
Main factors in selecting the correct heat pump size are the size of your home, the insulation levels, building materials, orientation, amount and build quality of windows, and even the duct system itself. Bigger houses may need higher-capacity heat pumps to heat and cool them correctly. But this will also depend on other factors. Allow your heating and cooling consultant to take the measurements necessary to calculate the correct size heating and cooling system for your home.
In many homes, the heating and cooling system is larger than what is actually needed. This wastes energy, and can actually make the house less comfortable by creating uneven temperatures. Bigger is not always better. During the cooling season, an oversized system will provide poor humidity control, more frequent repairs and maintenance problems. Incorrect sizing and installation can limit system efficiency by 30% – 50%. Whereas correctly-sized heating and cooling equipment can lower your annual utility bills by hundreds of dollars.
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