As we move further into summer, you may start to notice that your heat pump isn’t performing as well as it normally does. Maybe it just needs repairs, or maybe it simply isn’t able to keep you cool through another summer season. If your heat pump isn’t up to the task of keeping your home cool, you should replace it as soon as you can. You don’t want it to die on you in the middle of one of the hottest months of the year, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to install a new heat pump.
The older a heat pump gets, the more worn out it will get. As the parts that make up the system wear down, it will be forced to operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate for the loss. This will cause your monthly bills to go up. If it’s costing more and more to operate your heat pump, for no apparent reason, you may have to replace it.
Eventually, the wear and tear on the system will become so advanced that parts of it will start to fail in rapid succession. Normally, a heat pump shouldn’t need repairs more than a handful of times in its entire life. If you need to have your heat pump repaired more than once every few months, it’s a sure sign that you need a new one.
Heat pumps last between 10 and 15 years, on average. After that point, they become increasingly likely to develop issues like the ones listed above. You can keep a heat pump running past that age bracket, but it will become quite expensive to do so in short order. You should install a new one once your heat pump passes 15 years.
Climate Masters provides heat pump installation services in Point Vedra, FL.