Let A & R Heating & Air Conditioning of Redding, CA show you how to choose a heat pump system. No matter how cold it gets outside, productivity will be heated up indoors. Ruud has the most comprehensive and feature-loaded lineup throughout the heating industry. The super-efficient technology from Ruud provides savings on both gas and electricity.
Whatever Ruud heating option you choose, you can depend on the option to be energy-saving, cost-effective, and provide reliable performance for years to come.
Are some heat pumps better than others? The answer is yes. Naturally, energy efficiency is important, but when you're making a selection, you must remember that low operating costs offer little comfort if service and repair bills are high. Don't be sold on energy efficiency alone.
Ruud is the only manufacturer who can install the Compliant Scroll® Compressor, the industry's best, in its entire residential heat pump line.
The Department of Energy requires all air conditioning and heating equipment manufacturers to evaluate and rate the efficiency of their equipment seasonally. These ratings are better known as the SEER or, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, for air conditioners, and the HSPF or, Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, for heating merchandise.
Heat pumps use both of these numbers. The higher the SEER or HSPF rating, the more efficient the heat pump will be. High-efficiency units cost more, however, since operating costs are lower, the payback period might be shorter than you realize. A high SEER/HSPF heat pump can also add value to your home, which is important to today's energy-conscious homeowners.
You might ask, are exterior features important? Absolutely! Look for features such as louvered, galvanized steel cabinets to protect condensing units from outdoor hazards. Always make sure the cabinet is powder-painted with a high-quality enamel to improve durability and appearance.
It's recommended that you look for copper tubing in the evaporator and condensing coil. Copper tubing is a good conductor of heat and is almost immune to corrosion. And unlike fragile aluminum tubing, copper tubing is generally simple to repair in the field.