Heat pumps are energy efficient and have a longer lifespan than most other systems, making them popular heating and cooling systems for homes. Heat pumps can last between 10 and 15 years with proper maintenance, but they eventually break down. Here are warning signs that you could need a new heat pump for your Danville, KY home.
Age of Your Heat Pump
Most heat pump repairs happen during the last two to three years of your heat pump’s life. That can make the system costly to operate because efficiency also reduces over the years. If your heat pump is more than 10-15 years old, you might start thinking of a replacement before it malfunctions completely.
Your heat pump should give consistent temperatures throughout the house. If some rooms are warmer than others, it might be a sign of a malfunctioning heat pump. If you call a heating repair technician and the heat pump still gives inconsistent temperatures, it might be time to replace the device.
Heat pumps operate pretty quietly. Any loud rattling, screeching, or grinding sounds from your heat pump indicate a severe issue with the unit that you shouldn’t ignore. Call an HVAC professional to inspect your heat pump and to recommend a replacement if the damage is beyond repair.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Heat pumps can contribute to a variety of indoor air quality issues in your home, including high humidity and poor airflow. If your home is too humid and the air is stale, it might signify that the heat pump isn’t moderating air quality. It’s best to hire an HVAC technician for help determining if you should go ahead and replace the old heat pump with a new one.
If you aren’t sure about replacing your heat pump, call the pros for advice. Contact Feistritzer Heating & Air Conditioning today for affordable and professional heat pump service and for more information about heat pump replacement.
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