Recent heat pump technology has introduced ductless air-sourced models that can perform well in cold climates. Even then, the question of efficiency remains at the top of people’s concerns. This goes hand in hand with the cost-saving benefits that come with it.
How much money you save in the end will depend on factors such as zone climate, region and so forth. For instance, you will need to compare manufacturers before settling and do other quality checks.
Before investing in a new pool heat pump in Perth, there are fundamental terms that you should know regarding efficiency. These are:
Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER)
This value is the measure of the cooling efficiency of the pump. You can use this value to compare different manufacturer products. EER value is the ratio between the amount of electricity that you use and the amount of energy that you will need to cool the pool. With this value, you can calculate the power you expect to use within a specified period.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)
The EER uses readings from the Heating and Refrigeration Institute or the value required by the U.S energy department, 95F. Conversely, the SEER is more realistic as it uses the total energy to cool air in an averagely cold season specific to an area. This means that the SEER is more grounded and can be calculated for particular places, making it more reliable.
COP (Coefficient of Performance) and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor
While the EER is only used for cooling, the COP can be used for both heating and cooling. Also, the units of cooling can be converted to match the electrical energy units before calculating the ratio. COP and HSPF often go together. The HSPF is measured using all the energy needed for a regular heating season versus the electrical power.
Put simply, the higher the COP, the less efficient the heat pump will be. You can also expect the SEER to be around 14 and around 8 for the HSPF. Furthermore, make it a point to ask a professional about what the values mean or you before settling.