Do you use a heat pump to keep your home in Homeland, CA, warm in winter and cool in summer? A heat pump can wear down from the year-round use and will eventually need replacing. Read on to find out how to tell if you should repair or replace your current heat pump.
Age of the System
Heat pumps last 10 to 15 years on average, assuming that they receive regular professional maintenance. If yours is near the end of its lifespan, keep replacement in the back of your mind, especially when you weigh the considerations below.
Performance and Cost
If your heat pump won’t reach your desired temperature no matter how long it runs, the long cycles and strain will probably have a negative impact on your energy bills. It’s a good idea to check whether those bills have been going up. If they have, it’s time to consider replacing your heat pump.
Frequency of Repairs
It becomes a financial burden when your heat pump breaks down as frequently as two or three times a year. In cases like this, a heating replacement is often the more cost-effective route to take.
If your system breaks down periodically but not frequently, you can choose a cost limit as a sign that it is time for a replacement. One way is to follow the $5,000 rule: Take the cost of a given repair and multiply it by the age of your system in years. If the total comes to more than $5,000, replace your heat pump.
Call Hush Air Heating & Air Conditioning today for heat pump services in the Homeland, CA, area. If you wind up needing a new system, we carry premium products from Trane and Mitsubishi and offer free installation estimates. We boast an A+ rating with the BBB and back everything up with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.
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