Heat Pump systems are air conditioners that also provide heating for your St Louis area home. Heat Pumps are very efficient air conditioning systems, and are very popular because they are so quiet and environmentally friendly. The heating contractors at Hoffmann Brothers can help choose the best fit heat pump for your home by going over the many options that are available when choosing the air conditioning system that you want installed. If you are interested in a heat pump, request a bid or call us at (314) 664-3011. The Hoffmann team is standing by for you at our St Louis heating location.
Heat Pumps Replacement St Louis
Over half of the energy usage in your home goes towards heating and cooling, so you want to make sure that you have the most energy efficient heating and cooling system in your home. When choosing a heat pump, our Project Managers can go over the many options of what all your comfort system can provide. Here are few to consider in advance:
- Quiet Operation: You want to make sure that the system that sits outside in your St Louis area home is quiet. You don’t want to have a loud cooling system running on the side or the back of your home!
- SEER Rating: A SEER rating is like the miles per gallon in you car, the higher the rating the more energy efficient the unit. You want to ensure that your air conditioner is the most efficient system out there to help you save money all year long.
- Warranties: Our Air Conditioning systems come with up warranties that range from 5- 12 years on parts. We also offer our Hoffmann Brothers Installation Guarantees.
- Single Stage vs. 2 Stage: Hoffmann Brothers offers 2 Stage Heat Pumps with either one or two compressors. Our dual compressor heat pumps provide more power for extreme weather conditions.
Not only is the air conditioner and heat pump important, but you want to make sure you have a whole home comfort system. To learn more about our furnaces, humidifiers, air cleaners, and thermostats contact one of our Project Managers today at (314) 664-3011 or request a bid here.
Heat Pump Installation St Louis
Hoffmann Brothers is a licensed and experienced installation contractor in St Louis, who has installed thousands of heat pumps and air conditioners in St Louis & Metro East area homes. The day your heating and cooling system is installed is the most important day because the installation determines the ultimate efficiency and life of the equipment. You want to ensure that the contractor who installs your equipment installs it correctly for you. To schedule your installation with the Experts, call (314) 664-3011.
How To Choose the Right Heat Pump For Your Home
Here are the most significant factors when purchasing a heat pump system for installation:
- Heat Pump Energy efficiency + Performance
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) establishes benchmarks for various heating and cooling systems, based on lowest energy consumption. These are measured and featured on all heat pumps based on the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). The ENERGY STAR (R) label identifies which heat pumps comply with the DOE’s energy efficiency standard. Compare heat pumps based on the SEER. The higher the number, the less energy it consumes to emit cool air. Eighteen SEER is currently an optimal benchmark to shop for when buying a heat pump.
Because the DOE’s minimum energy conservation standard for heat pumps continues to change, always check with a heating contractor or the DOE website for the latest SEER standard. On the warmth mode, heat pumps generate heat at a high efficiency and performance level, measured according to its HSPF.
- Type of Refrigerants
Another vital feature to include on the shopping list is the type of refrigerant a heat pump uses. Certain refrigerants, such as R-410A improve compressors and heat pumps’ overall resilience to outdoor extremities. Heat pumps, using refrigerant, R22 release chlorine into the atmosphere and abbreviate a heat pump’s lifecycle. (These systems are being phased out by the DOE over the next two years.
The parts replacement warranty happens to be another vital shopping criteria to compare on a heat pump.
In general, heat pumps and compressors accompany separate warranties. Prior to buying a heat pump, evaluate the parts and replacement warranty to comparable priced models.
- Noise Factor
Some heat pumps operate quietly, designed in foam to muffle noise. Because noise factor is hard to compare, consult a heating and cooling contractor who specializes in heat pump installations to assess noise factor.
Common Misconceptions About Heat Pumps
- MYTH: Heat pumps emit hot air, only.
Heat pumps work like heating and cooling system. During warmer temperatures, the heat pump emits hot air outside, reversing the transfer of cold air outdoors in the winter. Heat pumps do not work for temperatures below 35 degrees Fahrenheit. However, these heating and cooling systems conserve energy as the heat pump generates up to three times more heat than the energy it actually consumes.
- MYTH: Switching over to a heat pump guarantees a definite energy savings.
Upgrading an HVAC system to a heat pump does not guarantee an automatic savings. Hoffmann Brothers asserts that four factors are attributable to a heat pump’s efficiency: Climate combined with the electricity rate, fuel efficiency of both the heat pump and HVAC system – all influence overall energy savings.
- MYTH: New heat pumps and air conditioners are not any more energy efficient than older models.
On the contrary, newer heat pumps and air conditioners offer substantial efficiency to outmoded models. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures the cooling efficiency of air conditioners and heat pumps. A higher SEER rating affords better efficiency. Units more than 8 years old generally have a SEER rating of 7.0 or less. Meanwhile, a 12.0 SEER is a common feature among high-efficiency models.
- MYTH: All St. Louis HVAC contractors provide the same caliber of heat pump installation and maintenance service.
Spanning more than four decades, Hoffmann Brothers has been providing a full menu of heating and cooling services in the Greater St. Louis metro area. From designing to maintaining heat pumps, furnaces, condensers, air conditioners and other Heating and cooling components, Hoffmann Brothers is synonymous with the best St. Louis HVAC company, serving: St. Louis County, St Charles County and Jefferson County.
Call Hoffmann Brothers Heat Pump Experts
Hoffmann Brothers has been around the St Louis and Metro East Area for over 40 years. Our technicians have many years of experience installing heat pumps in your home. We guarantee the installation work we do with our 6 Installation Guarantees. To learn more about Hoffmann Brothers and our installations, call us at (314) 664-3011.