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Should I Replace My Heat Pump Before Winter?

The weather is cooling fast, and now is the time to make sure that your heating system is up for another winter of long operating hours. If your heat pump isn’t up to the task, you should replace it now. Better to take steps early than to find yourself without a functioning heat pump in the middle of a very cold month. Read on for some of the signs that you need to replace your heat pump before winter gets into full swing.

Higher Bills

The older and more worn out a heat pump gets, the more efficiency it’s going to lose. As the heat pump nears the end of its lifespan, and the efficiency loss becomes ever greater, it will be forced to operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to affect the proper temperature changes. This will result in higher monthly bills. If your heat pump seems to be costing more and more to operate, and you don’t know why, it may be because you need a new heat pump.

Repairs

All heaters need repairs every once in a while, but it happens more and more often as the system ages. If you need to repair your heat pump multiple times a year, it’s a sure sign that you need a new one. Better to replace it all now, than to do so one part at a time.

Age

Heat pumps tend to last around 10-15 years, after which point they start to develop problems much like those listed above. If your heat pump is older than 15 years, you should talk to a professional about replacing it.

Douglas Cooling & Heating offers comprehensive heat pump replacement services throughout Vestavia, AL. If you need heat pump services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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