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This is When You Know You Need to Replace Your Heat Pump


There are many benefits to having a heat pump. It provides both heating and cooling for your home. It’s one of the most efficient systems for achieving heating or cooling. It does the job well, keeps your bills down, and is better for the environment. However, nothing lasts forever. 

If you’ve had your heat pump for a long time and are wondering when it will need to be replaced, we’ve got some guidelines for you. 


A gas-burning furnace or an air conditioner, each only doing half the job of your heat pump, is unlikely to keep working smoothly and efficiently after 15 years of age. You are likely to get twice the amount of work from your heat pump fir 15-20 years though. Do keep in mind that the vast majority of the repairs it will need in its lifetime come toward the end, during the last few years that you keep it running.

Repair Needs

If your heat pump is somewhere around two decades old and has started to require frequent repairs, you should think hard about how much more you want to invest in it. A small cost that might keep your heat pump running for another year or three would be perfectly reasonable. But an expensive repair when you know the heat pump is reaching the end of its lifespan would be a poor investment. If your heat pump requires a major repair when it’s already quite old, or if it is requiring small repairs quite often, it might be time to replace your heat pump in Denton, TX.

You’ll also want to take the cost of repairs into consideration. Multiply the repair bill by the age of your heat pump and, if the resulting number is more than 5000, you have a system that needs to be replaced.


Do you remember how well your heat pump worked when you first had it installed? How is it performing these days? If it’s struggling to do the job it once did with ease, and maintenance or repairs do not seem to bring it back to the level it once operated at, it may be approaching the end of its life.


Lower energy usage was probably one of the reasons you chose this type of system in the first place. Heat pumps do your bank account and the planet a favor by using less energy than other home comfort systems. But as they reach the end of their lifetime, that efficiency diminishes. If your utility bills are increasing without any obvious cause, your heat pump might be on its way out.


It’s always better to plan for replacement than to get caught by surprise without a functioning heating or air conditioning system. Your maintenance technician can also help you determine whether repairs are a good investment and when a replacement would be the better choice. Our team is always happy to discuss your options so you’re able to make a choice that works for your needs, your home, and your budget.

Contact PRK Services, Inc. today to schedule heat pump maintenance or repair or to learn more about heat pump replacement options.

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