When shopping for a heat pump to add to your HVAC system, it is important to know that there are many things to consider ahead of time. The climate in which you live is just one point to consider which will have an impact on whether a heat pump is right for you, according to the research we recently completed on behalf of your St Louis HVAC repair near Creve Coeur MO. Also important is the efficiency rating and the system by which it is rated. For example, a geothermal heat pump’s cooling efficiency is rated by EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) and its heating efficiency by COP (Coefficient of Performance). “Based on type, the federal EER minimums are 17.1 to 21.1 and the COP minimums are 3.1 to 4.1.” Knowing these details will assist you in meeting your St Louis HVAC needs.
Also, important to be aware of is that typically, the higher the rating, the higher the system’s cost. It is possible to spend several thousand dollars more for a more efficient heat pump. “But, depending on where you live, you could save $115 a year or more on your utility bill by replacing your older heating and cooling system with an Energy Star-rated product.” These are all pertinent findings by our research on behalf of your St Louis HVAC installation company near Creve Coeur MO.
Size is another important factor. If a heat pump is not the correct size then it will not likely heat or cool effectively and will increase your energy bills and expenses too. In addition to this, whatever area you are heating or cooling with your St Louis HVAC system will likely not feel comfortable. “A unit that’s too big will cost more upfront, and will cycle on and off too many times, shortening its life.” And a unit that isn’t big enough will obviously struggle to keep up with the house or office needs.