New Orleans homeowners know that keeping their homes comfortable is essential. Not just any heat pump is up for the job, though. From high efficiency ratings to variable-speed motors, take a look at four features you need in a New Orleans heat pump.
High SEER Rating
An energy-efficient heat pump helps you create a more environmentally friendly household and saves money. To find the most efficient model, look for one with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating of at least 15. The Bryans United Air Conditioning team also recommends seeking out a heat pump with an Energy Star certification, so you can feel confident that it meets or exceeds national efficiency standards.
High HSPF Rating
In New Orleans, the cooling season lasts for most of the year. Once winter arrives, however, you’ll need a heating system. One of the neatest benefits of heat pumps is that they provide both heating and cooling. While a high SEER rating is important during the cooling season, a high heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) rating is key during the heating season. For optimal efficiency, look for Energy Star-certified systems with an HSPF rating of at least 8.5.
For a heat pump that goes above and beyond, our team recommends looking for systems that have a variable-speed motor. With this type of motor, your heat pump can make incremental adjustments to its cooling power. You’ll also get improved humidity control and greater comfort.
As New Orleans homeowners know, some summer days are simply sweltering. Fortunately, heat pumps with multi-stage or two-stage compressors are ready for any kind of weather. These models stay on low mode for much of the summer, but when the mercury rises, they switch into high mode to keep you cool as a cucumber.
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