Heat pumps keep your home cozy and comfortable for a long time. Unfortunately, they don’t last forever, and you have to replace them. Below are signs that you need a new heat pump for Your Effingham County, GA home.
Strange Noise From Your Heat Pump
Heat pumps produce minimal sounds that become familiar over time. However, when your heat pump has problems or is too old, it produces strange noises. Constant unfamiliar sounds from your heat pump mean a problem that needs either repairs or replacements.
Strange noises from your HVAC system usually come from specific components that include loose vents or damaged ductwork, or worn out motors. They are repairable, but if the noises continue, consider replacing the whole system.
Inconsistencies in Heating & Cooling
If you notice some parts of your home are either too hot or too cold than the rest of the house, something is amiss with your heat pump. Disparities in heating and cooling are always checked during regular maintenance and resolved. But if the maintenance and repairs don’t resolve the issues, you need a new heat pump system.
The Age of Your Heat Pump
All mechanical systems eventually reach the end of active service. Your heat pump is not exempted and will age too. When the heat pump is past its prime years, you may notice inconsistencies in heating.
Heat Pumps have an approximate lifespan of about 10 to 15 years. If your heat pump is old, it could use a lot of energy to keep up with the demand or fail to provide the required heating and cooling for your home. Either way, you need a new heat pump.
Rising Energy Bills
Heat pump energy consumption is easily predictable, depending on your home configurations. If you notice rising bills yet you haven’t added any electric appliances to your home, you should check the heat pump. Compare your yearly bills, and if there is a sharp and consistent increase, your heat pump has a problem or is old.
Additionally, scheduled maintenance can confirm the energy efficiency of your heat pump. If the repairs and maintenance don’t resolve the energy efficiency, you need a new heat pump.
Heat pumps breakdown occasionally, and after repairs, they continue to operate optimally. However, if your heat pumps frequently break down and repairs don’t resolve their problems, it’s time to get a new one. Frequent repairs could even end up more expensive than the cost of purchasing a new heating unit.
The above signs indicate a problem, which could mean higher bills or sudden failing of the heat pump when you most need it. When you need a new heat pump for your home, contact Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning.
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