When Should I Replace My Heat Pump?

Heat pumps can last quite a while, as long as you take proper care of them. No matter how well you take care of your heat pump, though, there will come a time when you have to replace it. You should make sure that you’re familiar with the various signs that your heat pump is nearing the end of its life. Otherwise, you may end up with a dead system in the middle of the coldest months of the year. Let’s take a look at some signs that you should replace your heat pump.

Rising Heating Bills

As wear and tear mounts on the system, it will become less and less efficient. The heat pump will have to stay on for extended periods of time in order to affect the same temperature changes. This will cause a steady rise in your heating bills. If you are paying ever-higher heating bills month-to-month, it may be because your heat pump is failing. Have a professional examine your system to make sure.

Repairs Increase

Eventually, the amount of wear and tear on the heat pump will go beyond impacting efficiency and start causing various parts of the system to start breaking down. A heat pump shouldn’t need to be repaired more than a handful of times during its lifespan, but the frequency definitely increases the closer it gets to the end of its life. If you need to repair your heat pump every couple of months, then it’s quite likely you need a new one. At that point, it’s more cost effective to replace it entirely than to do it slowly, one part at a time. Talk to a professional before making any permanent decisions, though.

If you need to replace your heat pump, call Certified Air Systems, Inc. We cover the entirety of Altamonte Springs, FL. 

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