How to Choose a Heat Pump

If you’ve become fed up with your heating bills this winter, you may want to consider purchasing a heat pump. This convenient, energy-efficient way of heating your home can deliver substantial cost savings – as long as it is properly sized and professionally installed. The experts with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove can analyze your needs and help you choose the right system.

Considerations to Take into Account

It’s very important to consider the fact that there are some heat pump models that are more efficient than others. In addition, you want to make sure that you have the right size of model for your home, and that it is positioned and installed in a way that will provide maximum performance. Here are some key factors to keep in mind before you make your final choice.

  1. Determine your needs – There are several different features offered by different models. For example, some may have self-cleaning filters, temperature sensor controls and filters that promote improved indoor air quality. There are also different styles, including floor-level models, units mounted near ceilings, and central systems designed to heat an entire home.
  2. Choose the area of home you want to heat – As stated above, you can purchase a heat pump to warm a single room or multi-unit systems that will heat your entire home. If you are trying to heat a large area (or several large areas), you’ll want to invest in a more efficient model that costs less to run. You’ll pay more in the short term, but your system will more than pay for itself over the long haul because of your monthly cost savings.
  3. Choose the right size – If your heat pump is too small, it will work too hard to make you comfortable. This will result in high heating bills and reduce the lifespan of the unit. If it’s too large, it will cycle on and off too often, also causing unnecessary wear and tear.

If you have any questions or would like to set an appointment with one of our experts, call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove at (847) 744-9447 or contact us online.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove provide HVAC services for the cities of Elk Grove Village, Roselle, Park Ridge, Schaumburg, Chicago, and other cities in Illinois.