We’re about to move into winter, which means if your heat pump isn’t up to keeping you warm for another season you should probably replace it. Otherwise, you run the risk of having it break down on you in the middle of a cold winter day. No one wants to be left without heat for any length of time during the coldest months of the year. So, let’s take a look at some signs that you should probably replace your heat pump.
As a heat pump gets older, it wears down and starts to lose efficiency. This won’t be noticeable at first, but over time it will start to build more and more. As the efficiency of the system declines, it will operate for longer periods of time in order to cope. This will cause your monthly operating costs to increase. If your heat pump is costing more and more money to operate for no apparent reason, you may need to replace it.
Everyone needs to repair their heat pump every once in a while, regardless of age. As the system gets older, though, parts of it will start to fail in rapid succession. This will cause your repair bills to skyrocket as the heat pump gets closer to the end of its life. If you need to repair your heat pump multiple times a year, it may be that you need a new one.
Heat pumps tend to last 15-20 years maximum. If you really want to keep a heat pump operating past that point, you’re going to have to be willing to spend quite a bit of money to do it. It’s far better to replace your system once it gets that old, rather than dealing with the massive amount of problems associated with it.
Climate Masters offers heat pump replacement services throughout St. Augustine, FL.