A heat pump in Hazard, KY, is an energy-efficient system that maintains a comfortable temperature throughout your home. When it begins experiencing the problems listed below, it might be time for a replacement.
Old heating systems lose efficiency, which drives up your energy bills. Although technicians can sometimes fix an inefficiency issue, there comes the point that it’s simply due to old age. You will need to replace the heat pump if old age is the reason behind your high energy bills.
Ideally, you shouldn’t wait that long to replace the system because it’s not convenient having your heating system stop on you during winter on top of high energy bills. The average lifespan of a heat pump is 12–15 years. It’s around this age that you may want to replace the system before it causes major issues.
A heat pump at the end of its lifespan breaks down frequently. It’s not cost-effective to continually repair your system when it’s breaking down two or more times a year. On the third breakdown within a year, we recommend that you consider replacing the heat pump.
Uneven or Inadequate Heating
Uneven heating is when some rooms of your home are warmer than others. Although this could mean that your heat pump just needs a repair, in some situations, your system has used up its lifespan. You can usually tell by the age of the system, but a technician can make a determination on whether a repair will do or if it’s better to invest in anew system.
However, poorly maintained heat pumps might need to be replaced sooner than expected. The estimated lifespan of a system is only with regular maintenance in mind. Heat pumps need maintenance twice a year: once for the air conditioner and once for the heater.
Home heating issues are usually a repair that is needed, but in some situations, you need to replace the system. Contact Appalachian Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling to discuss a heat pump replacement or repair.
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