A heat pump is a heating and cooling system in one, with the power to move heat outside of a home (to cool it) or move heat indoors in the winter. This is an extremely convenient system, especially in Georgia where the warm climate makes heat pumps operate more efficiently than they might throughout the year in other parts of the country.
Heat pumps are reliable and efficient, which is what makes it more surprising when the unit begins to show signs of aging. How can you tell if it only needs repairs or if it’s actually time for a replacement? Check with a professional local technician and consult our guide to learn more.
Signs a Heat Pumps Should Be Replaced
Heat pumps have about a 10-15 year lifespan. If your system is within this range and starts to experience problems, it’s possible your unit needs replacement. And some need to be replaced even sooner. But it’s always best to consult with someone in the HVAC industry first. Here are some signs that your heat pump might need replacement.
- You keep making repairs. Your system should not need repairs time and time again. If it gets to this point, your unit is worn down, and it might be more cost effective in the long run to replace it now.
- You have been told a repair will be expensive. If a technician tells you that a repair will cost about half the price of a new system, get a second opinion, then consider a replacement. Repairing or replacing this part might only serve as a patch until the system finally breaks down shortly afterwards anyway.
- You pay way too much in the summer. If your summer energy bills are out of control, a new energy-efficient AC system will help to ease costs quite a bit. And replacing an AC system before it breaks down for good saves you a lot of stress later on.
Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for heat pump repair or replacement in Savannah, GA. We do quality work at a fair price.