Heat pumps can last quite a while, with proper care and maintenance. However, they do not last forever. Sooner or later, your heat pump will need to be replaced. It’s important that you be able to recognize the signs that you need a new heat pump, especially during winter when the stress on your old heat pump is greater. You don’t want to have your system break down on you in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new heat pump.
The more years a heat pump operates, the more wear and tear that it accumulates. This causes a steady decline in the efficiency of the system, which will force it to stay on for a longer and longer period of time in order to affect the same temperature changes. This will cause your monthly heating bills to go up. If you notice that your heating bills are going up for no reason, you may need to replace your heat pump.
Barring special circumstances, your heat pump shouldn’t need repairs more than a handful of times in its life. Most of these take place near the end of its life, when the wear and tear on the system starts causing parts to fail in groups. If you have to repair your heat pump multiple times a year, especially if it’s a different part that breaks each time, you will likely have to replace the system. It becomes far more cost effective, at that point, to install a new heat pump than to keep repairing the old one.
If you need to have your heat pump replaced, call Switzerland Air. We offer a full range of heat pump services throughout Freeport, TX.