Providing you take proper care of your heat pump, you can get it to last a pretty long time. Even so, no heat pump can last forever. If your heat pump doesn’t have enough left in it to last another summer, it’s important that you be able to recognize it. You don’t want to have it suddenly die on you in the middle of a hot day. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new heat pump.
Rising Operating Costs
The older and more worn out a heat pump gets, the more its efficiency will drop. As the heat pump gets more worn out, it will have to work for longer periods of time in order to compensate. This will cause your monthly bills to rise over time. If your monthly heat pump bills are going up for no apparent reason, it may be because you need to install a new one.
You’re going to need to repair your heat pump every once in a while, but those times should be years apart. As the heat pump wears down further, though, parts of it will start to break down in groups. If you need to repair your heat pump every few months, rather than every few years, it’s a sign that you need a new heat pump.
Heat pumps tend to last between 10 and 15 years. After that point, the accumulated wear and tear on the system tends to cause it to become too problematic to continue operating. If your heat pump is older than 15 years, you should consult with a professional about whether or not you need a new one.
Switzerland Air offers heat pump services throughout Freeport, TX. If you need a heat pump installed or serviced, call today.