Your heat pump in Georgetown, IN may signal that it needs repairs or is on its last legs. Here are some factors to consider when determining if you should repair or replace the heat pump system in your home.
Age of Your Heat Pump
Ducted heat pump systems typically last around 15 years, while ductless can go for approximately 20 years. This is assuming that owners don’t skip yearly maintenance. In extremely cold climates, of course, one will use the heat pump more. In that case, it would be natural if the system malfunctioned earlier.
Age is important to consider in tandem with any repairs you’re facing. Does your heat pump need a new motor or evaporator coil? These are costly components and perhaps not worth repairing for older systems.
Maybe you’ve already sunk some money into repairs. If the heat pump isn’t doing its job despite those repairs, it may be better to replace it.
A new system has the benefit of a new warranty and could qualify for rebates. Additionally, it might lower your monthly bill from the get-go thanks to its more advanced, energy-saving technology.
A high monthly bill coupled with poor performance indicates an inefficient system. Besides not keeping your house warm, poor performance could mean extremely long cycles, loud noises, bad odors or hot and cold spots in the home.
It’s important to note that incorrectly sized heat pump systems that do not match your home’s load will need replacing. This situation can stem from home remodeling, such as an addition.
We’re a Trane Comfort Specialist and a dealer in Bryant products and ClimateMaster geothermal heat pumps. Founded in 1988, our family-run business has a team of dependable NATE-certified technicians. Contact Lamb’s Heating & Air Conditioning today if you’d like a consultation about heat pump installation in Georgetown, IN.
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