Heat pumps are pretty sturdy systems, and can last quite a while if you take good care of them. However, they cannot last forever. Sooner or later, there will come a time when your heat pump just can’t make it through another summer. It’s a good idea to be able to identify when that time has come, so you don’t have your system break down in the middle of one of the hottest months of the year. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to install a new heat pump system.
Higher Operating Costs
Wear and tear is the enemy of all systems made by humans. It’s also not really something you can stave off indefinitely. Years of normal use will eventually cause your heat pump to decline in efficiency, as the various parts of the system start to wear out. As the heat pump wears down, it will have to operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to affect the same temperature changes. If your heat pump operating costs are going up for no apparent reasons, you should consider replacing it.
Normally, a heat pump shouldn’t need repairs more than once every few years. The more a system wears down, though, the more various parts of it will start to fail. As the heat pump nears the end of its life, parts of the system will start to fail in groups. If you need to have your system repaired every few months, it’s a definite sign that you need to install a new one. It will be far cheaper in the long run to replace the entire system at once than one part at a time.
Douglas Cooling & Heating installs and services heat pump systems throughout Shelby County, AL.