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3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump

There are a number of reasons why homeowners choose to install a heat pump system: they are energy efficient, offer longer lifespans than other heating and cooling systems, and can both heat and cool your home. But for all the positives a heat pump system offers, like other heating and cooling systems, your heat pump won’t last forever. What are some of the signs to be aware of with your heat pump, in terms of replacement? Here are some to keep in mind:

Age of Your Heat Pump

Age is probably one of the biggest considerations when it comes to the replacement of any electro-mechanical device, including your heat pump. The average lifespan for a heat pump is between 20-25 years, but keep in mind that 85% of your repairs will occur during the last 2-3 years of the unit’s life. This can make an aging system quite a burden for any homeowner.

Many Repair Needs

If you are keeping your heat pump operational through constant repairs, it’s time to consider replacing your ailing heat pump with a new one; this is especially true if your heat pump has some age to it. Nursing a system along can cost you a lot of money while also compromising your indoor comfort. The bottom line: your money may be better spent on a reliable new unit.

The System Isn’t Performing

One of the outstanding benefits of a heat pump system is its energy efficiency. As such, if you have noticed a steady decline in your heat pump’s energy efficiency over the last year or so, in addition to an inability to reach your set temperature and uneven cooling, you may be paying for excess energy that a new system wouldn’t be using.

Not sure if it’s time to replace your heat pump system in Fairfield, OH? Call the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling today and schedule an appointment for heat pump service!

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