We’re right in the middle of summer, and homeowners across the country are running their climate control systems on a daily basis to cope with the heat. Chances are, you’re one of those homeowners. If you’re using a heat pump to keep your home cool, you should know a couple of things. First, summer is one of the most stressful times of year for heat pumps, as they are used far more often on a day to day basis. Second, if your heat pump gives out in the middle of a hot day, you are going to be without air conditioning for a few days until you can replace it. In order to avoid that unhappy situation, it is best to take note of any signs that your heat pump needs replacing. Let’s examine those signs now.
Most of the time, you shouldn’t need to repair your heat pump more than once every couple of years. In older systems, though, the accumulated wear and tear causes multiple parts to fail in rapid succession. If you have to repair your heat pump every few months, it is a sign that the system is worn out and needs replacing.
Worn out systems also experience a decrease in efficiency as they reach the end of their lifespan. This causes the system to have to operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to affect the same temperature changes. As a result, the monthly bills for an older system will be higher. If your operating costs for your heat pump are rising for no apparent reason, it may be because the system needs to be replaced.
If you think you need to replace your heat pump, call Speedy Air Conditioning Service. We serve the entire Hobe Sound, FL area.