Heat pumps can last a good long while, provided you take proper care of them. No matter how many maintenance and repair appointments you schedule, however, you can’t make a heat pump last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to have a new one installed. With summer upon us, it’s best that you be able to recognize the signs now, rather than when it suddenly dies on you in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave. Let’s examine some of the signs that you need a new heat pump.
The older a heat pump gets, the more worn out it becomes. As the various parts of the system wear down and lose efficiency, the system will be forced to stay on for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate. This results in higher monthly bills. If your heat pump seems to be both less effective, and more expensive to operate than it once was, you may need a new one.
Ballooning Repair Costs
Eventually, the parts that make up the heat pump will become so worn out that they will start to fail in large groups. A heat pump shouldn’t need repairs more than once every few years, except as it nears the end of its life. If you need to repair your heat pump every few months, it’s a good indication that you need to install a new one.
Heat pumps are manufactured to last right around 10–15 years. Past that point, they become more and more expensive to maintain because of issues like those listed above. If your heat pump is older than 15 years, even if it doesn’t have any overt problems, it might be a good idea to ask a professional if you need to replace it.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service provides heat pump installation services throughout Hobe Sound, FL.