Summer is more or less here, even if we’re not in the hottest months of the year yet. You’re probably starting to use your heat pump more and more often these days, which means you’re putting a lot of strain on the system. If your system is close to the end of its life, you should probably replace it now. You don’t want to have it break down on you in the middle of a hot day. Have a look at these 3 indications that you need to install a new heat pump in your home.
Unexplained Bill Increases
The more you use your heat pump, the more it’s going to cost from month to month. Everybody knows this. You should start getting concerned, though, if your heat pump seems to be costing more to operate from month to month than is justified by your usage. As a heat pump gets older, the parts inside it begin to wear down. This eventually reaches a point where it starts to negatively impact the efficiency of the system. As the efficiency of the heat pump declines, it will be forced to operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate. This causes your monthly bills to rise.
Constant Repair Problems
Everybody needs to repair their heat pump every once in a while. Things wear down and break sometimes. Normally, though, heat pumps should only need to be repaired once every few years. Older heat pumps have more wear and tear on their various parts, though, as we mentioned above. Eventually, that wear and tear will advance to the point where parts start to fail en masse. If you need to repair your heat pump multiple times a year, then you should definitely consult with a professional about replacing it. Or you could continue just replacing the system one part at a time, but that’s not really a cost-effective solution.
Sometimes, the reason things fail is not because of a specific problem but simply because they’re old. Under ideal circumstances, you can get around 10-15 years out of your heat pump. Once it gets older than that, a heat pump will often start to experience problems similar to those listed above. These problems will only mount in frequency and severity as the heat pump ages, making it ever-more costly to keep in good operating condition.
Chances are, your heat pump will very quickly become too costly to effectively maintain after it gets past 15 years of age. If your heat pump is this old, have a professional examine it and give you their recommendation on whether or not you should replace it. Chance are, you’ll be much better off in the long run if you replace your old heat pump now, rather than wait for it to fail completely.
Climate Masters offers heat pump replacement services in Point Vedra, FL. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure that your heat pump can keep you cool throughout the summer season.