Even if you’re certain your heat pump is ready to be replaced, it can be useful to look for ordinary signs to double check. It could be time to get a new system if any of the following are happening with your system.
1. Your Heat Pump Is Older Than a Decade
While we wish our heating and cooling equipment could last for all eternity, they have a distinct lifetime. The longest life owners most often get from their unit is 15 years.
That’s an admirable target, but sometimes obtainable. If your heat pump breaks down after its 10th date of birth, it’s likely a better financial decision to get a newer unit.
2. Your Home Comfort Is Going Down
As your unit matures, it has to run harder to manage an equivalent amount of home comfort you’ve always experienced. Over time, your heat pump may lose a portion of that capacity. And if you’ve attempted to mend the situation with other repairs to no avail, it’s likely time to find a replacement.
3. Your Heat Pump Works All the Time
Unless the climate is unusually cold, your heat pump shouldn’t run continually. Cycles are a vital part of the way that units work. If they’re beginning to become less frequent, you have something wrong with your unit.
4. Your Electricity Bills are Growing
When you purchased your unit, you presumably looked for an energy-efficient solution. As time passes, your machine might not be strong enough to maintain that efficiency. If you’re noticing your utility costs climbing with no discernible source, it might be time to look for a new system.