When choosing a heat pump, it’s essential to know how its size, energy consumption, and fit with ductwork will affect its performance. Carrier heat pumps are among the most energy-efficient options available. If you are purchasing a new unit from Carrier, these tips will help you decide with total confidence. 

Before Purchasing A Carrier Heat Pump, Have A Professional Size It To Your Space

For your Carrier heat pump, it’s essential to get it sized precisely for your space by a professional HVAC estimator. Your heat pump needs to match your home’s square footage. If a unit is too small, it will struggle to keep up, stay on constantly, and may break sooner than intended because it was overworked. On the other hand, a unit too large for your space will waste energy resources and overheat the space, potentially stressing the blower motor. Before purchasing your heat pump, have a trained HVAC professional see the area you desire to heat or cool and recommend a suitable unit for the space. 

Purchasing A Carrier Heat Pumps Offers Significant Energy Savings

Significant advances in heating and cooling can save you big on your energy bill when buying an upgraded unit. That’s why we always recommend choosing a heat pump with an HSPF rating of at least 8, preferably in the 10 to 13 range. HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) Ratings are an essential metric to consider when buying a heat pump. 

Carrier’s Infinity series heat pump with Greenspeed Intelligence boasts an impressive 13 HSPF Rating for heating efficiency and up to 24 SEER. No other ducted air source heat pump competes with its energy rankings, and Carrier’s Greenspeed Intelligence is why.

This technology means the unit will adapt its energy output to the home’s needs. With a variable-speed compressor, the heat pump can make more precise adjustments. Carrier units only provide the amount of heating or cooling necessary. And while this technology may not be the cheapest, it pencils out in energy savings. 

Sealed Ductwork Ensures Heat Pump Efficiency

People often miss evaluating their existing ductwork for air leaks or flow problems when purchasing a heat pump. There’s nothing quite as disappointing as spending money on a brand-new unit when the ductwork is responsible for efficiency problems! 

Having your ductwork evaluated for inefficiencies (and cleaned) is not a bad idea before you buy a new heat pump. For example, check your ductwork for air leakages or a tight seal with your existing heat pump.

Partner With An Expert To Install Your Carrier Heat Pump

Bend Heating is confident installing, servicing, and maintaining Carrier heat pumps for customers across Central Oregon. Expect optimal support services, trained HVAC estimators, and competitive pricing from Bend Heating. We’ll get the job done right, so you walk away with the best unit for your home and incredible energy efficiency savings. So call and speak to one of our experts today at (541) 382-1231 or contact us for a quote on a new heat pump.