We’re getting closer to summer, which means that now is the time to make sure you have a reliable climate control system in place for the hot months. If your current heat pump isn’t able to keep you cool through another summer, it’s important that you realize that now and replace it. Otherwise, you run the risk of having your system break down on you during the hottest time of year. Have a look at the following indications that you need to install a new heat pump system.
Unusually High Monthly Operating Costs
The older a heat pump is, the more worn down it is. That contributes to a loss of efficiency, which forces the heat pump to operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate. No amount of maintenance or repair can counteract the effects of this wear and tear. It’s simply what happens after enough years of using your heat pump on a regular basis. This causes your monthly operating costs to rise steadily. If your heat pump is costing more to operate from month to month than it should be, it might be because you need to install a new system.
Constant Repair Issues
Even if you’re careful to schedule preventive maintenance once or twice a year, you’re almost definitely going to have to have your heat pump repaired sometimes. You shouldn’t need to have your heat pump repaired more than once every few years, though. In older heat pump systems, the accumulated wear and tear of years of use makes it more likely for problems to fail in groups. If you need to repair your heat pump multiple times a year, that’s almost certainly a sign that you need to install a new system entirely. You can stick with your current system if you want, but you’re just replacing it one piece at a time as is, anyway.
Older Than 15 Years
The average heat pump system lasts between 10-15 years, assuming that you take proper care of it. Once your heat pump gets older than that, it will start to develop a number of problems like those listed above. You can keep an older heat pump up and running past that point, but it will steadily become more and more costly to maintain. It will almost certainly be more cost effective for you in the long run to replace the system entirely, rather than continually spending money on upkeep for it. Of course, each individual situation is different. If your heat pump is older than 15 years, consult with a professional about whether or not it would benefit you to install a new system.
PRK Services, Inc. provides a full range of heat pump replacement services throughout Denton, TX. If you need heat pump replacement services of any kind, we can help you out. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure that you get the perfect heat pump system for your needs.