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Could it be Time to Replace Your Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are highly efficient systems used for both heating and cooling homes throughout the country. However, just like any other home comfort device, they don’t last forever. Old age and natural wear and tear will affect your heat pump system, and eventually it will need to be replaced.

Of course, you don’t want your heat pump to fail on you in the middle of a hot summer day. Therefore, you should be able to recognize some of the most common signs that your heat pump might be failing. This way, you can get it replaced before we reach the peak of summer. Below, we’ve shared a few indicators that it might be time for a heat pump replacement.

Old Age

Heat pumps are designed to last a long time—even potentially longer than a standard central air unit. However, after about 15-20 years, they do begin to decline in efficiency and performance, and therefore will start to develop problems associated with age.

Poor Performance

As mentioned above, an aging heat pump will eventually start to decline in efficiency. Its parts will also begin to wear down faster and necessitate repairs. In order to accomplish optimal cooling for your home, it will need to operate for longer and longer, which will start to cost you more and more money. Eventually you may notice your utility bills rising despite your heat pump’s performance dropping.

Frequent Repairs

When your heat pump system is well maintained and cared for, you shouldn’t have to repair it more than perhaps once every couple of years. However, an aging system is an exception to this rule. The increased wear and tear on an aging cooling system will cause its parts to break down much more frequently.

For quality heat pump services in Wellington, FL, contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today.

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