Heat Pump Efficiency
Heat pumps have now become essential to ensure the indoor comfort of a building, as it can both heat and cool your home from a single unit. However, when you opt for installing a heat pump in your residential or commercial building, it can be a major investment. Hence, its purchase entails reviewing a number of factors, the foremost being to determine its efficiency. In other words, the cooling and heating performances of a heating system have their own measure of effectiveness.
the SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating is used to determine the cooling efficiency of a heat pump. Likewise, the heating efficiency of a heat pump is measured on the basis of its HSPF or Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. The SEER rating of a heat pump, especially air source heat pump, ranges from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 18 while the HSPF ratings ranges from a minimum of 6.0 to a maximum of 9.0.
The SEER and HSPF ratings play a dominant role in the right selection of a heat pump, as it is inevitable to check whether the heat pump you have chosen would go well with the climatic conditions of your region. For instance, you will require a heat pump with high SEER rating, if you reside in an area with warm climate that need more cool air rather than hot air. On contrary, if you live in a colder region, then it is recommended to choose a heat pump with high HSPF rating.
In addition to SEER and HSPF ratings, a variety of other things must also be taken into consideration in order to assess its efficiency and high end performance, such as compressor system, coil, refrigerant unit, and heat exchanger.