Are you buying a new heat pump for your home? Whether it’s your first or a replacement, there are some things you should know before you buy. We’ve got three tips when buying a new heat pump.
Tip #1: Know the Difference Between Air-Source vs. Geothermal Heat Pumps
There are two types of heat pumps – air-source and geothermal. Air-source models pull heat from the air, transferring it from inside to outside your house in the summer and from outside to inside in the winter. Geothermal units work similarly, but they transfer the heat to and from the ground instead of the air. Both systems run with or without ducts, blowing through a vent system or through units mounted on the wall.
Tip #2: Understand the Sizing
Like with all HVAC systems, the size of the unit is critical to its effectiveness and efficiency. So when you’re looking at a new heat pump for your home, make sure you work with an HVAC company that knows how to accurately calculate the proper size unit for your home so you don’t end up with inconsistent heating and cooling or an inefficient system.
Tip #3: Know Your Budget
Whether you’re buying a new system or replacing a heat pump, it’s always preferable to buy the most efficient heating and cooling system for your home, but it’s also vital to know your budget. A new HVAC system of any kind is an investment. Consider the initial cost, how the efficiency ratings will affect your monthly energy bill, and the size unit you need. Then, buy the most efficient you can fit into your budget.
A heat pump guide is helpful, but talking to a reliable HVAC company will give you the best guidance when buying a new heat pump. Call the experienced team at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer today to learn more about heat pumps for your home.