Heat pumps are popular because of their effectiveness in heating and cooling services. Despite regular maintenance visits from your HVAC company, your heat pump will eventually deteriorate with time. Keep an eye out for the following signs that signal when you may need to replace the heat pump in your Brookline, MO home.
Inconsistent Heating and Cooling in the Home
If your heat pump is old, you will notice that there will be an inconsistent distribution of hot or cold air around your home. The heat pump might give off cold air in a warm temperature setting or warm air in cold temperature settings. There might also be an inconsistent distribution of relative humidity around the home.
You can schedule a maintenance visit from our HVAC technicians to diagnose the problem. However, if regular maintenance and repair visits do not fix the problem, professionals might advise you to consider replacing your heat pump.
Age of the Heat Pump
Just like most HVAC systems, heat pumps have a lifespan. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average lifespan of a heat pump is 10 to 15 years.
After this period, the internal components of the system start to age in irreversible ways. Therefore, it is wise that you think about getting a new heat pump with updated performance features.
Reduced Energy Efficiency or Rising Energy Cost
Heat pumps are a popular heating and cooling investment because they are cost-effective and energy-efficient. However, when you notice a steady increase in your energy bills, you should check on your appliances to determine what might be consuming energy.
If you still can’t confirm why your energy costs are rising, you can call our HVAC technicians to inspect your heat pump. Once we check the system, we will tell you whether you need to replace your heat pump. When you have questions about replacing your heat pump, contact us at Lorenz Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, and we will gladly answer them or send a team of technicians to your home in Brookline, MO.
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