If you live in an area that doesn't have extremely hot or cold weather, a Day & Night heat pump may be able to handle your heating and cooling needs.

Day & Night heat pump

If you live in an area that doesn't have extremely hot or cold weather, a Day & Night heat pump may be able to handle your heating and cooling needs.

There are numerous advantages to using a heat pump air conditioner versus an air conditioner and heater, such as reduced costs and minimal space requirements.

Day Night Heat Pump

Before you select a Day & Night heat pump, you need to understand how to judge a unit's energy efficiency. A unit is assigned a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating to rate its level of efficiency at home cooling.

To judge how efficiently a unit handles heating, look at the heat seasonal performance factor (HSPF) rating.

All heat pumps and air conditioners are required to have a minimum rating of 13 SEER due to federal regulations. However, there is no minimum mandated HSPF rating. The higher the SEER or HSPF rating, the more energy-efficient the unit is. Similarly, the more expensive the unit will be.

Most people use a single heat pump that they have set up outside as the backbone of their HVAC system. The heat pump is attached to the ventilation system and delivers cool or hot air throughout the house. The ventilation system often includes an air cleaner to filter outdoor pollutants and a humidifier to reduce dryness in the air.

heat pump1If you are considering this type of unit, there is a variety of Day & Night heat pumps to choose from. For the ultimate in comfort, look for two-stage units with the Observer feature. Two-stage units are recommended because they allow you to maximize your comfort and reduce your energy usage by having two compressors.

Most of the time only one compressor will be on, steadily cooling your house while not using much power. If the house is extremely hot, both compressors will come on in order to cool the house rapidly.

The Observer technology controls your Day & Night heat pump by monitoring your HVAC system and automatically adjusting to effectively cool or heat your house while using a minimal amount of resources.

If you only need to cool a single room or area, you can purchase a duct-free heat pump air- conditioning unit that can be mounted on the wall or window. This type of unit is similar to a portable AC except that it can also give off heat.

After you have selected a unit, the next step is to hire a contractor to install it for you. This is an important step as it is required for your warranty to be valid. Day & Night heat pumps come with a 10-year limited warranty on all functional parts. Contact top-rated, licensed contractors who can provide you with an installation estimate now.

Whether you are replacing an AC or building an HVAC system from scratch, a Day & Night heat pump is a great choice for most climates. Be sure to hire a contractor to handle the installation as it can be dangerous, and your warranty will be invalid if it is not installed by a licensed contractor.

Learn more about Day & Night heat pumps from the company's website: http://www.dayandnightcomfort.com/en/us/products/heat-pumps/ .