Heat Pumps are efficient heating and cooling systems. They do an excellent job of keeping your home comfortable for about 10 to 15 years. After the 10 year mark, their performance and overall condition begins to deteriorate. The lifespan of a heat pump depends on the initial quality of the product, the installation, and whether or not it was properly maintained throughout its lifetime. If you are thinking that it may be time for heat pump replacement in Asheville, but you’re not sure, there are a number of factors that can contribute to your decision.
- Age of your system. As previously mentioned, most heat pumps last between 10-15 years, with about 10 years of efficient performance. If your system is more than 10 years old, you can expect to need a new one soon or in the next few years. If your system is 15 years or older, it may be in danger of wearing out at any time.
- Energy bills rising. Has your electric bill been steadily rising, especially during peak heating and cooling seasons? This is a sign that your heat pump is not working efficiently. It could be that it simply needs a tune-up. But if you’ve had regular maintenance performed on it each year and it still isn’t running efficiently, it may be time to replace it.
- Excessive noise. Are you hearing a lot of noise from your heat pump lately? Or maybe some noises you’ve never heard it make before? Unusual or loud noise from your heat pump is another sign it may be nearing the end of its life. Noises can be caused by worn out parts that may or may not be able to be replaced. Replacing some parts can be costly, and it may be in your best interest to replace the entire system than to invest money in an old system.
- Uneven heating and cooling. Have you noticed that some rooms feel comfortable and others don’t? It may be that your heat pump is wearing out and is not able to make enough heat to keep your whole house warm. It may be that there is a lack of air flow through the ductwork and vents. If it seems like your house is heating unevenly, it may be time for a new heat pump.
Consult a professional HVAC service for advice
If you notice any of these signs, contact a professional heating and air conditioning service in Asheville. A trained technician from Sheer Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning will be able to evaluate your heat pump and give you an honest opinion about its condition. He may recommend replacement right away, or he may give you an estimate of how much longer your system may last. Whatever the verdict, it is in your best interest to replace your system before it fails completely. If you wait until your heat pump dies on a winter day or night, you may be waiting in the cold for a repair or replacement. And you don’t want to be forced to make a quick decision when it comes to such a large purchase. Trust Sheer Comfort to help you make the right decision when it comes to heating and cooling products for your home. Request a quote or call 828-651-8111.
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