When choosing a heat pump to serve your home there are key factors that should be taken into consideration before making a purchase. While the phrase, ‘Energy Efficient,’ gets thrown around a lot, there are other salient issues to be factored in. The cost of repairs and the appliance’s operating costs can be the difference between a solid, frugal investment, and a purchase that becomes a constant money guzzler. For the perfect blend of energy-efficient operation, durability, and low operation, Rheem delivers excellently. The sole providers of the patented Compliant Scroll® Compressor, Rheem’s heat pump line is the industry standard for quality.
Understanding The SEER and HSPF
To ensure consumer satisfaction and safety, the Department of Energy has imposed upon manufacturers, a duty to routinely evaluate and assess their product’s effectiveness and efficiency. The two mandatory ratings: SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating), which is required for air-conditioning units, and the HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), which is the heating equipment equivalent, give customers a somewhat objective overview of just how energy efficient their appliances are. Since heat pumps are dual-purpose—heating and cooling—they usually have both ratings. The higher the rating, the more efficient the pump is, and the lower it is, the more power it utilizes, and ultimately, costs you incur.
How Durable Are Heat Pumps?
Depending on the physical makeup of the appliance, heat pumps can be quite sturdy and durable. It is recommended to purchase a heat pump with well-crafted and functional exterior designs. A louvered, galvanized steel cabinet, powder painted for aesthetic and protective purposes, provides both effective temperature control, but also an eye-catching home fixture.
Noiseless Heat Pumps
Rheem heat pumps are crafted with a grille design, coupled with unconventional fan placement, limit air restriction: thus allowing the fan to operate seamlessly and unhindered. This feature makes this brand of heat pumps considerably quieter than the majority of comparable appliances on the market.