You may run your heat pump frequently here in Cary, NC, but if you keep your thermostat’s set point reasonable, you could get 15 years or more out of it. However, the time will eventually come when the system needs replacing. Here are some factors to help you know when it’s time to replace your heat pump.
Frequent and Costly Repairs
Have you had to repair your heat pump more than two or three times this year? With the proper maintenance, a heat pump shouldn’t need that many fixes in a year. Moreover, you know that your heat pump is failing if the repairs don’t do much to improve its performance.
In addition to the frequency of repairs, consider the type of repair. Minor adjustments and the replacement of a fan or some wiring shouldn’t cause great concern. But if you’re facing an expensive motor or compressor replacement, you may be better off with a new system.
Extremely High Energy Costs
Your energy bill naturally goes up in autumn and winter, but it should stay consistent once you have your heating schedule down. If you’ve noticed that the monthly bill is higher than normal, then your heat pump may be inefficient and working harder to do the same job as it did before.
Too Little Heating or Cooling Capacity
Perhaps you added a room to your home. In this case, your heat pump’s capacity may be too small for the total living space. Both too little heating and cooling capacity can lead to inefficient performance, and only a new system with the right capacity will the problem.
Established in 1982, our company is known for high-quality work and backs up the results with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you suspect your heat pump in Cary requires a replacement, contact Airmakers Heating & Cooling, LLC today.
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