Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Pump Installation’

What’s the Difference Between EER, SEER, and HSPF?

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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Homeowners are concerned with the efficiency of the appliances they purchase and install in their homes. Higher efficiency tends to mean lower costs to run the appliance, and it also helps to benefit the environment. The US Department of Energy provides a helpful guideline for energy efficiency with their ENERGY STAR program: appliances that receive the ENERGY STAR label have met the requirements for high energy efficiency and manufacturing standards.

There’s more to understand about the efficiency of an appliance than just whether it has the ENERGY STAR symbol on its case. When it comes to air conditioning and heat pump systems, there are several specific efficiency stats you’ll want to pay attention to when planning a new HVAC installation. The three ones we’ll address here are EER, SEER, and HSPF.

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Is a Heat Pump Right for My Home?

Monday, May 10th, 2021
Kilowatt installation of an 18 SEER variable-speed heat pump in Sherman Oaks, CA

Heat Pumps are right for every home!

The AccuComfort Platinum 18 Variable Speed Heat Pump comes with variable-speed technology which consistently adjusts to run at a more efficient speed to maintain your personal level of comfort. It’s a heater when it’s cold outside and an air conditioner when things get hot. It’s also energy-efficient. That means you can enjoy a comfortable home without the carbon footprint of a gas furnace.

Durable, Quiet, and Long-Lasting Comfort

Quiet operation and customizable heating and humidity controls make heat pumps an ideal choice for any home.

Heat Pump FAQ

What does a heat pump do?

A heat pump uses the outside air to both heat and cool your home. In winter a heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air and distributes it throughout your house. In the summer, a heat pump operates just like a traditional air conditioner and includes the same efficiency features.

Is a heat pump right for me?

Every home and homeowner has unique needs, but generally, a heat pump is right for you if your winters are mild – rarely dipping below freezing. Los Angeles that has mild winters is perfect.

How energy efficient is a heat pump?

Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnace and air conditioner systems. Because they run on electricity heat pumps can be a less expensive option over time.

How much does a heat pump cost?

Heat pump pricing depends on several factors like the size of your house, model, installation requirements—and even the climate conditions in your area. Some heat pumps qualify for local rebates.

How long does a heat pump last?

A properly installed heat pump should last an average of 15 years. Several factors can reduce or extend the life expectancy including the type of heat pump you buy, usage, your location and how well the heat pump is maintained.

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Heat Pumps and Southern California Weather: A Great Match

Monday, December 31st, 2018

As each new year begins, we like to focus on helping our customers make big changes to their home’s HVAC and electrical systems. With the holiday bustle over and plans for the year ahead being put into motion, now is an excellent time to make those household upgrades.

If you have a subpar, older HVAC system, we have a recommendation: install a heat pump!

Okay, don’t run out right now and buy one—you do want to consult with professionals about this. For your new HVAC installation in Studio City, CA, you can work with our experts to find the best new system.

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