We’re willing to bet that you’ve been using your heat pump quite a bit to stay cool lately. The days are only going to get warmer as the year goes on, which means that you’re going to be using your heat pump even more over the next few months. If your heat pump is not able to keep you cool over the next few months, it’s important that you recognize it now. If you can replace it now, you won’t have to worry about it breaking down on you later on. Have a look at these warning signs that you need to install a new heat pump.
Unexplained High Monthly Bills
Of course, the costs of using your heat pump are going to rise and fall depending on how much you use it from month to month. You should take notice, however, if your heat pump starts to cost more to operate on a monthly basis without you using it more often. Unexplained spikes in the costs of using your heat pump often mean that the wear and tear on the system is causing it to lose efficiency, which forces it to work harder to cause the same temperature changes. If your heat pump is acting this way, it might be time to replace it. Have a professional check it out to make sure, though.
Constant Repair Issues
Everybody needs to have their HVAC systems repaired every once in a while. Parts wear out and break down, even if the system as a whole is in great shape. There’s a big difference between that and later on in the lifespan of the system, though. Once a heat pump gets towards the end of its life, it will start to experience more and more problems. This is because parts will become so worn out that they break down in rapid succession. If you need to repair your heat pump multiple times a year, it’s a very good indication that it’s time to install a new one. If you think about it, you’re just replacing the entire system one part at a time, anyway. It’s much better in the long run to replace it now.
If you take perfect care of your heat pump, chances are it’ll last about 10 to 15 years. If you really want to keep your system operating past that point, you might be able to. It’ll mean a lot of extra time and effort, though. If your heat pump is older than 15 years, you should talk to a professional about replacing it. You’ll be much better off in the long run if you just install a new system, rather than potentially spending far more than it is worth to keep it operating.
If you need heat pump replacement services of any kind, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that you get the perfect heat pump for your needs.
Switzerland Air provides a full range of heat pump replacement services in Brazoria, TX.