There are a lot of numbers attached to your Princeton heat pump designed to tell you how much energy it consumes, how efficient it is and how that efficiency compares to what you would get out of other systems. One such number is the coefficient of performance – a measurement that shows how the energy consumed by the heat pump compares to the amount of heat energy produced by that heat pump.
The higher the COP rating of your system, the more efficient it is. Most COP ratings are a decimal between 0.5 and 3.0. Keep in mind as well that some heating systems use other ratings to express the same idea. One example of this is the AFUE rating of a gas furnace.
For an electrical heating system or a heat pump, the COP is very important because it has a direct impact on how much energy you consume each winter to keep your home comfortable. If the weather outside is colder, can your system produce enough heat energy from that colder air?
If you are considering having a new heating system installed in your Princeton home, it’s a good idea to make sure you choose one with as high a COP as possible within your budget while still matching the output needs of your home. Heritage Air and Heat can help you do just this.