Heat pumps can last a pretty long time, as long as you take proper care of them. However, they don’t last forever. No matter how well you take care of your heat pump system, sooner or later you’re going to need a new one. You probably don’t want to be surprised by your system dying on you when you need it most, so you should keep an eye out for signs that it’s getting towards the end of its lifespan. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new heat pump.
Drops in Efficiency
Over years of normal use, a heat pump accumulates quite a bit of wear and tear. This wear and tear will eventually get bad enough that it starts to negatively affect the efficiency of the heat pump. The heat pump will have to stay on for a longer and longer period of time in order to compensate for the wear and tear, which will cause a rise in your heating bills. You should keep an eye on your heating bills month-to-month. If they seem to be rising for no reason, you should have a professional examine your system.
Eventually, the wear and tear on the system will get bad enough that it starts to cause parts of the system to fail. Normally, a heat pump shouldn’t need repairs more than once every couple of years. As a heat pump gets closer to the end of its life, though, it will need repairs far more often. If you need to repair your heat pump multiple times over the course of a year, you definitely should replace it.
If you need a new heat pump installed in your home, call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. We serve all of Potomac, MD.