Your heat pump should keep you comfortable this spring by regulating your home’s temperature. However, you might notice your system has started developing problems and become less efficient. Here’s how to tell whether to repair or buy a new heat pump for your Toano, VA, home.
Your Heat Pump’s Age
Usually, your heat pump should last 10 to 15 years, although factors like the climate you live in also affect its lifespan. After this period, your heat pump will work overtime to achieve the temperature on the thermostat.
In addition, it’ll require frequent repairs, which are costly in the long run. It would be in your best interest to go for a replacement rather than repairing a heat pump that has serviced you for more than 10 years.
Your System’s Technology
An outdated system increases the repair costs and interferes with your comfort. More recent heat pumps come with a wide range of new features that help to minimize energy costs compared to analog systems.
Older heat pumps use R-22 refrigerant, which depletes the ozone layer. For this reason, these refrigerants are exiting the market to eliminate the threat of global warming. If your heat pump uses R-22 refrigerant, your best course of action would be to buy a new one rather than repair the old one.
Your System’s Efficiency
If you don’t call in your service technician to conduct routine checks on your heat pump, it’ll lead to multiple problems. When these issues accumulate, the unit reduces its efficiency and increases your energy costs.
If you notice your energy cost is still high even after frequent repairs, it’s time to get a new heat pump. Contact Kearney & Sons to ensure your HVAC system serves you to your complete satisfaction. Our top-notch professional service technicians will be happy to offer our services.
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