When properly installed an air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home or business. When properly installed in the Miami valley an air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is the rating of the unit in terms of the cooling output during a typical cooling season divided by the total electrical energy input during that same period. In other words, the higher the rating, the more efficient the unit is and the more money you can save in utility bills. Heat Pumps that are 16 SEER and above are Energy Star Qualified and may qualify for rebates from your utility company.
|Estimated Cooling Energy Saving, Based on 9 SEER 3 Ton Unit,|
|Unit||New Unit SEER||Estimated Saving for 15 Years|
The other determining factor for energy use by an air-source heat pump is the Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF). The HSPF represents the total heating output of the unit during a normal heating season as compare to the total electricity consumed during the same period. As with SEER, the higher the HSPF rating, the more efficient the unit is. To qualify for Energy Star, the split system heat pump must have a rating of over 8.5 HSPF.
|Estimated Heating Energy Saving, Based on 3 Ton, 10 SEER, 6 HSPF Unit at $0.13 per kWH*|
|Unit||New Unit SEER||New Unit HSPF||Estimated Saving for 15 Years|
* Annual costs exclude the initial purchase price. All costs, except initial cost, are discounted over the products’ lifetime using a real discount rate of 4%. A 17% savings is assumed if you are using a programmable thermostat. Actual savings may vary based on usage and other factors. This tool uses an electrical cost rate of $0.13 per kWh. These are the maximum savings based on seasonal operating hours. Actual realized savings may be less based on use and other factors. Calculator is based on a combined average of the Erie and Harrisburg, PA heating seasons. Calculations based on data provided by energystar.gov.
There are some other benefits of upgrading your heat pump as well, compressor type, operating noise reduction, dehumidification performance, better exterior cabinet, internal crankcase heater included, and a TXV valve included are some of those benefits.