Whether your home does not have a central HVAC system or the current heater and air conditioner are no longer keeping your house comfortable, you may have decided that it is time to have a new system installed. While you may have decided to go with a system that uses a heat pump to combine the heater and air conditioner in one unit, you may still be having difficulty deciding on which type of system you should use for your house.
Since there are many different options, you may be afraid that you could make a mistake and choose the wrong one for your needs. While looking over your options, try to avoid making the mistakes discussed below when choosing a new HVAC heat pump system to have professionally installed in your house.
1. Neglecting to Pay Attention to the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Rating
One mistake that you should avoid making when choosing a new heat pump system is neglecting to pay attention to the seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER). This rating lets you know how well the system will perform while maintaining an optimal energy efficiency level.
When looking at the numbers, try to select a system that has the highest rating you can find, which will help you save money over time on your heating and air conditioning bills. If you are uncertain about what rating you should choose, speak with an HVAC contractor before you have the system installed to have them help you make a choice.
2. Choosing a System That Is Not Suitable for the Square Footage of Your House
Another mistake that you should avoid making when choosing a new system for your home's heating and air conditioning needs is selecting one that is not suitable for your home's square footage. If you select a heat pump system that is too large, it will continuously shut off before fully heating or cooling your home, which will cause extra strain on the system.
You also do not want to have an HVAC system that is too small for your house, since it will run continuously without fully supplying the area with enough heat or cool air. An HVAC professional can help you determine the square footage of your house and point you in the right direction as far as the system size it needs.
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A few years ago, I could tell that we were having serious furnace problems. In addition to dealing with a house that was constantly too cold or too warm, we were also plagued by a noisy, smelly furnace that seemed to have trouble on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about furnaces at the time to spot the problems quickly. One day, the entire system died, and it was beyond repair. After having that experience, I learned a lot about HVAC systems, so that I could troubleshoot future systems. This website is all about teaching you what you need to know so that you don't end up in the same situation.