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Top Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump


A heat pump is a very essential piece of equipment in your home especially during colder seasons like winter. Your system must be in a good working condition, for it to operate efficiently and save you on energy costs. It thus important to work with a reputable HVAC contractor who should frequently check your system to ensure it is always in great shape.

After using your heat pump for a number of years, its efficiency usually goes down irrespective of the fact that you are doing tune ups. You don’t have to wait until your heat pump stops working completely for you to replace it, but you should be on the lookout for any of the following signs to know that the heating system needs a replacement.

Constant Breakdowns

With frequent use of your system, wear and tear usually results which call for repairs. This is normal for every machine, but when the breakdowns become the norm, this signifies that it is the right time you considered replacing your unit. Replacing your unit at this juncture will save you money because the frequent repairs and replacements of some parts of your heat pump might prove a costly affair and after all is said and done, you will still have to buy another unit when it stops working.

Frequent breakdowns also come with numerous inconveniences and if you want to continue enjoying the comfort of your home, you are better off with a new high efficiency heat pump. If you are not sure of the right heat pump to buy, it is advisable you consult from a professional HVAC contractor.

Strange Noises Coming from Your System

Your heat pump should ideally run smoothly and quietly if all is working well. However, when you start hearing strange noises coming from your system, there must be something wrong that requires urgent attention. Unusual noises in your heating system can be as a result of dirty and blocked filters, loose vents, worn out motors, and faulty ductwork. Call a professional to look at your system and fix the components that have a problem.

However, even after having a professional fix the situation the strange noises continues, then the lasting solution for you will be to replace the entire unit.

Skyrocketing Energy Bills

If in the recent past you have been observing a steady rise in your energy costs yet nothing has changed in your home, this is an indication that energy is getting lost. This should be fixed the earliest time possible to prevent further loss in unnecessary energy costs.

Have a HVAC contractor check your heat pump and assess its efficiency. If the problem cannot be fixed by maintenance and servicing, your best bet will be to replace your old system with a new one.

Other signs that signify it’s time to replace your heat pump are, inconsistent heating in your house and when you have used your system for around 15 years.