Goodman heat pump prices, pros and cons

Those in mild climates can install a Goodman heat pump, which can serve both heating and cooling needs, leading to significant savings for you.

Goodman heat pump and split systemFor most homeowners, a combination of air conditioning and heating products are used to create the home's heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Those in mild climates can install a Goodman heat pump, which can serve both heating and cooling needs, leading to significant savings for you.

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About heat pumps

Operating a Goodman heat pumps is much like operating other central air conditioners. Like an AC, the heat pump draws warm air from the interior of the home, moves this warm air to the outside of the house using the air ducts, and then dissipates it outdoors.

When the weather begins to cool, the heat pump reverses the process, drawing warm air from outside before moving it through the interior of the home.

Most of the time, the heat pump is all that is needed to keep a home warm or cool in regions with moderate climates. For warmer areas, the pump is paired with an air handler that helps to circulate the air more efficiently. In colder areas, it's paired with a furnace that provides a bit more heating for the home.

Energy efficiency

If you're looking to purchase a heat pump, you'll find that the various models are rated according to their heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) and their seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating.

The HSPF rating provides a measurement of the heating efficiency of heat pumps. By federal law, new units must have an HSPF of at least 7.7 out of 10. The higher the HSPF, the less the unit costs to run while heating your home, because it requires less energy to do so.

The SEER rating is much like the HSPF, except that it rates cooling efficiency. Federal law requires that units have an SEER rating of 13 or higher.

Entry-level Goodman heat pumps are available at lower costs with an SEER of 13, and more efficient units with SEER ratings of up to 18 are available at higher prices.

Pricing 

Though a higher SEER rating for a heat pump means cheaper operation throughout the year, it also means a much higher installation bill. It's also important to note that a heat pump air conditioner alone may not be sufficient for heating and home cooling. If you must add an air handler or a furnace, the price for heat pump air conditioning can rise as high as that for other central air conditioning technologies.

To get an accurate determination of the price to heat and cool your home using a Goodman heat pump, you should hire a contractor. The contractor can give you an installation estimate that includes the heat pump of your choice, any add-ons, and the installation cost to meet warranty specifications. You can find local contractors with HVAC experience listed on Reply!

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A Goodman heat pump is a viable alternative to separate heating and cooling units if you live in moderate climates. Once it is installed, not only can you immediately begin enjoying a consistent internal temperature, but you'll also raise the value of your property should you decide to sell in the future.

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