Heat pumps are great options for heating your home. They’re energy efficient, safe, and with proper maintenance can last a good long time. Unfortunately, all things must pass eventually and your heat pump is no exception. Let’s take a look at the signs that it’s time to replace your heat pump.
Rise in Heating Costs
Heat pumps are remarkably energy efficient, owing to their ability to move heat from one place to another instead of relying on combustion to create it. That’s why it should be a warning sign when your heating bills start rising month after month. Sure, your heating bill is going to fluctuate a little anyway, according to your heating needs. However, a consistent upswing indicates that it’s time to replace your heat pump.
Rise in Frequency of Repairs
Every heating system is going to need repairs once in a while, including heat pumps. However, if you’re taking proper care of your heat pump you shouldn’t need to be having it serviced more than once or twice a year. As the heat pump gets older, the wear and tear from regular use will begin to build up on the various parts of the heating system. As each parts wears down at a slightly different rate, this will eventually cause different parts to start failing in rapid succession. If you have to call an HVAC technician every few weeks, your heat pump has probably gotten to the point where it’s cheaper to replace it than to keep repairing it.
Age, when taken in conjunction with the other two signs, is another way to confirm that your heat pump has reached the end of its life. If your heat pump is older than ten years old, and has other problems like the ones listed above, then it’s a good time to replace it. If your heat pump is younger than ten years old, or doesn’t have anything else wrong with it, then you can probably get a few more good years out of it before replacing it.
If you’d like to know more about heat pumps, call AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning. We service heat pumps throughout the Jefferson area.