An air-source heat pump is a wise investment for anyone who lives through the long, frigid Northeast winters. It’s a great way to save on your heating bill, as it can deliver up to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. Air source heat pumps transfer heat rather than convert it from a fuel-like combustion heating system. When the pumps are in heating mode, liquid refrigerant in an outside coil removes heat from the air and evaporates it into a gas. An indoor coil then releases heat from the refrigerant. The refrigerant flow reverses direction when it is in cooling mode.
It is essential to look for heat pumps with high heating season performance factor (HSPF) particularly for cold climates. Every heat pump has an energy label guide, and it is crucial to notice the HSPF on the guide, which shows how efficient a heat pump is. The higher an HSPF rating, the more efficent it is; any number between 8 and 10 indicates an efficient heat pump. Currently, the U.S. Department of Energy minimum standard for HSPF is 8.2 in 2022, and predictions show this will increase again in the 2023. What does a more efficient HSP do? It will save you more money on an electric bill, provide you with a more accurate temperature and humidity regulation update, and it will keep your carbon footprint down by using less energy with a more efficient HSPF.
Seed partners with The Radiant Store, also located in Troy, to help customers search for a cold climate heat pump that will perfectly match their needs. The Radiant Store specializes in both Carrier Heat Pumps with Greenspeed Intelligence and Mitsubishi Mini Split Heat Pumps. Mini Split units are highly efficient, easy to install, and allow custom temperature settings for each room in your home. Carrier Heat pumps combine variable speed components and an intelligent controller to minimize electricity usage.
Interested in learning more about Heat pumps? Contact an expert at Seed to talk about additional benefits or to request a quote today!