We are well into summer, and if you are using a heat pump to keep cool, hopefully it hasn’t given you any trouble. However, if it doesn’t seem to be up to the task of functioning for the rest of the year, yet alone the rest of summer, then you should definitely consider having it replaced—particularly if it’s aging anyway.
The last thing you want is for your heat pump to die on you in the middle of summer, when you need it the most. Below we’ve discussed some of the signs that indicate you may need a new heat pump this year.
When maintained properly and repaired as needed, heat pumps typically last 15 to 20 years. If your heat pump is approaching this age or is any older, then it’s definitely time to consult with one of our HVAC professionals about whether or not you need a new one. It’s typically going to be more cost-effective to install a new system than to keep repairing an old one.
A Decline in Efficiency
As your heat pump ages, it receives natural wear and tear, which makes it less efficient than a newer heat pump. The more your cooling system wears down, the longer it has to run. So even though you are experiencing less comfort due to an inefficient system, you’ll find that you are paying more because your AC system is working so hard to cool your home.
Eventually, the increased wear and tear on your heat pump system will warrant repairs. You’ll have parts that will start failing, causing a domino effect in your system. If you’ve found yourself paying for repairs more than once or twice a year, chances are that it’s time to replace your heat pump.
When you’re ready to replace your Boerne, TX heat pump, give the experts at Riteway Service Company a call.