If you don’t have sufficient knowledge in HVAC maintenance or repair, you probably won’t know when it’s time to have your heat pump system replaced until it fails completely. However, waiting for this to happen may cause some inconvenience, as it might come at an inopportune moment—like when you’re hosting a party.
To help you avoid this situation, here are a few of the more common signs that you need to have your heat pump system replaced:
- Increase in Power Bill: There could be a lot of explanations for an increase in your electric bill. However, if it shoots up for no apparent reason, it could be due to an inefficient heat pump system. Over time, a lack of maintenance or regular wear and tear will take its toll on your unit, and it will require more power than before to reach the desired level of output, increasing your energy consumption in the process.
- Frequent Repairs: If you start to notice your repair service bills piling up, it might be time to consider getting a new one. Sometimes, the damage on your heating and cooling system is so advanced that the issues cannot be resolved permanently. If this is the case, it could be more practical to have the system replaced.
- Age of Your System: The biggest indicator that you might need a new heating installation is the age of your current system. Like all mechanical devices, your heat pump has a lifespan. If you’ve been using it for more than 10 years, it might not be performing as efficiently as it should. Even if it’s still functioning, you can expect more frequent repairs soon.
In some cases, it’s more expensive to maintain an old heating and cooling system than to have it replaced with a new one. If you need a professional assessment of your current heat pump system, get in touch with Dalton Heating & Air Conditioning by calling (706) 272-3968. Located Georgia, they have been offering a host of HVAC services, including installations, repairs, and maintenance since 1991. Visit their website to learn more.