Is September too early to think about the cold months ahead? Certainly not! In fact, the milder temperatures of early fall are ideal for installing new heating systems. So if you are ready for a heating upgrade, consider having Ricotta Heating & Air install a hard-working, efficient, environmentally friendly heat pump.
So how does a heat pump work, exactly? A heat pump is a type of heating/cooling system that very efficiently performs the work of both a furnace and an air conditioner. Using a small amount of energy to efficiently transfer heat –rather than burn fuel to create heat — heat pumps operate very similarly to air conditioning units in that they pull heat out of the air (or ground) to heat or cool a home. Because they both heat and cool, there’s no need to install separate furnace and air conditioning systems to heat and cool your home.
Manufacturers rate the efficiency of most heat pumps in two ways: SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) and HSFP (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) ratings. Higher SEER and HSFP ratings indicate a more efficient unit. Look for a SSER rating between 14 and 18. And a HSFP rating between 8 and 10.
Ricotta Heating and Air is a good source for name brand heat pumps with high efficiency ratings. Your Ricotta service technician can help determine the best size and type for your home – no matter where you live in the greater metropolitan St. Louis area.
-Lew of the Ricotta Blog Team