Designed for year-round comfort, a heat pump keeps you cool by drawing heat from your home on warm days and drawing heat from the outside air to keep you warm on cool days. That’s what makes our innovative, super-efficient heat pumps a great choice for families seeking a versatile heating and cooling solution.
What to Look for in a Heat Pump?
When you start shopping for a heat pump, there are a few things you need to look for. First, manufacturers rate the efficiency of most heat pumps in two ways: SEER and HSPF ratings. Higher SEER and HSPF ratings indicate a more efficient unit.
SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency rating, and is a ratio of how much energy (measured in BTUs) is pumped outside in cooling mode divided by the electricity used (in watts) for cooling. Look for a SEER rating between 14 and 18.
HSPF stands for heating seasonal performance factor. It calculates the ratio of energy pumped indoors for heating to energy used for heating, but it's a more complicated equation than the SEER rating because it also takes into account supplemental heating needs and the energy used to defrost the unit. Look for an HSPF rating between eight and 10.