Your heating and cooling system may be getting older and older, or you may be experiencing frequent issues with your heat pump. If either or both of these scenarios apply to you, you may need heat pump repair or replacement. However, determining which solution is right for you depends on a few factors. Read below to find out what your heat pump needs.
The best-case scenario if your heat pump is not working properly is that it simply requires a repair. If your heat pump is less than 10 years old and has not had any repairs before, it most likely does not need to be replaced. If you still have a warranty for your system, repairs should be covered – so you should look into them first. If you have your system inspected and the cost of repairs is low, it is worth it to pay a smaller amount to have your system repaired rather than a larger amount to have it completely replaced.
Sometimes heat pumps are too far gone to consider repairs. If your system is over 10 years old, you should consider heat pump replacement. Newer systems have better energy-saving functions and will save you money over time. Older systems may be energy hogs and will cost you increasing amounts of money over time. If you haven’t maintained your system, it will degrade faster, indicating that a replacement will be needed sooner. Other signs that indicate a potentially serious problem with your system include excessive noise, rapid heat pump cycling and reduced heating. If you continue to repair an aging system, you will reach a point where repairs are no longer worth the cost.
If you are worried about your heat pump’s functionality, it is time to schedule an evaluation with a trained professional. Contact ATX Air for expert heating and air conditioning maintenance, installation and repair.