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HVAC Terms: What is HSPF? Also It's Time To Clean and Inspect Your Unit

HVAC Terms: What is HSPF?

HSPF is used by all heat pump manufacturers to indicate efficiency ratings. Like miles per gallon for your car, the higher the HSPF number, the more efficient the system. At David Gray Heating and Air, we are a licensed Factory Dealer. We can assist you in determining which heat pump and HSPF rating are right for your home and budget.

The important takeaway from this definition is that the HSPF is a seasonal measure (meaning that it takes into account the fact that the heat pumps are used for as long as is optimal during Spring and Fall). A heat pump with a high HSPF is more efficient than a heat pump with a low HSPF. It gives you an idea of how significant running such a heat pump impact your electricity bill. Such a heating device will draw less energy for the same heating effect, and you will pay less in heating expenses. For example, you can be looking at several $100 savings every heating season with a high HSPF rating heat pump. 

Note: New heat pumps manufactured after Jan 1, 2015 are required to have an HSPF of at least 8.2. The most efficient heat pumps have an HSPF of 13.


It's Time To Clean And Inspect Your Unit

The thorough inspection of your AC unit is well worth the low cost of having a maintenance plan. Leaves, debris and many foreign objects can disrupt your units efficiency. Before the summer months come, have your unit inspected by a certified professional. 

Although we can't control the weather outside, the drastic temperature fluctuations between blazing hot and freezing cold can take a toll. Aren’t you glad that you have heating and cooling systems to keep you comfortable indoors? However, like any other mechanical equipment, there are many things that can go wrong with your HVAC system. No one deserves to have their heater or air conditioner fail on them when they need it the most. If you want to prevent this from happening, maintenance is key.

We always recommend scheduling your system maintenance during spring for your air conditioner and fall for your heater. This ensures that your equipment would be ready for the seasons where they will be most used.

To start or renew your Preventative Maintenance Plan, fill out the form below to get your cleaning and inspection started today.

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