A heat pump can give you 15 to 20 years of service. But after a decade, you’ll start to see signs of wear. When you do, you have to decide whether to keep the system going with repairs or replace it with something more efficient. Here are a few signs that could help you decide it’s time to replace your heat pump in Annapolis, MD:
It’s normal for a heat pump to require a new component occasionally. At most, you should schedule repairs two or three times in a year. If you’re scheduling visits more frequently, the cost of repairs may be outweighing the cost of a replacement. Much depends on the nature of those repairs, too, as a single compressor replacement should give you more warning than several minor fixes.
Consistently Poor Cooling and Heating
After a repair, you expect to see an improvement in your heat pump’s performance. However, if after only a short while you notice issues like short-cycling, loud noises and uneven temperatures again, it’s probably time to replace your heat pump. An HVAC professional can help you assess the situation and recommend the right course of action.
Extremely High Utility Bills
After a few years, you get a good idea of how much your utility bill goes up when you enter the cooling or heating season. When the bill spikes in a dramatic way despite there being no change to your cooling or heating regimen, that should alert you that the system is on its way out. Compare your energy bills from the past five years to see if you spot drastic changes.
Trust Our NATE-Certified Service Technicians
Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. carries a wide range of heat pumps. Call us today if you’re seriously pondering a new system installation. We’ve been around since 1974, providing all the HVAC solutions you need to maximize home comfort.
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