Your heat pump can last quite a long time if you take proper care of it. However, it cannot last forever. Eventually, there will come a time when you need to replace your system with a new one. If you donb t want your heat pump to permanently break down on you in the middle of summer, itb s probably a good idea that you know the signs your system is coming to the end of its life. The following are just a few of the indications that you should call for heat pump replacement services, before your current one gives up the proverbial ghost.
Unusually High Monthly Bills
As your heat pump gets older, it will start to lose efficiency to the years of wear and tear on the system. This wonb t be noticeable at first, but eventually it will reach a point where the system has to operate for longer and longer periods of time to compensate for the lost efficiency. You probably expect your energy bills to spike during seasons that youb re using the heat pump more often. If you suddenly start to see giant spikes in cost from month to month, though, you should have a technician take a look at the system for you. If the cause is found to be general wear and tear, it may be time to replace the system.
Itb s not all that unusual to have your heat pump break down every once in a while. Things happen, after all, and no system is perfect. However, you should have a technician take a look at your heat pump for you if itb s breaking down multiple times a year. That level of frequency in malfunctions is often an indication that your heat pump is on its last legs. The various parts of the system are beginning to fail in succession, and it will only get worse the longer the system goes without being replaced. Itb s usually much cheaper to replace a heat pump once it has reached this point than to keep repairing it over and over.
Over 15 Years of Age
As a heat pump ages, it will gradually start to accumulate problems like those listed above. The older it gets, the more prone to developing chronic and expensive problems itb s going to become. Once a heat pump gets past the age of 15, it will often be more trouble than itb s worth to keep up and running. If your heat pump is older than that, we highly recommend that you contact a professional technician and have them examine the system for you. Chances are, youb ll save a lot more money in the long run by replacing your system sooner rather than later.