4 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump
While no one can predict exactly when the heat pump will stop working, there are a few signs that it needs to be replaced. Here’s what to look out for.
1. Your Heat Pump is More Than 10 Years Old
Everyone wishes their heating and cooling equipment could last forever. But most heat pumps need to be replaced after 15 years. If yours is past the 10-year mark, you should start planning for a new system now.
2. Your Comfort Levels are Decreasing
The older a system gets, the less likely it is to keep you comfortable and more likely to drive up your energy bill.
3. Your Heat Pump Seems to Run All the Time
Your heat pump should only run frequently when it’s extremely cold or hot. If your system is running often during regular temperatures, it’s a sign that something could be wrong.
4. Your Utility Bills are Increasing
When you first purchased your pump, it was at peak energy efficiency. It loses energy efficiency as it gets older, which could drive up your energy bill. Today’s models, especially ENERGY STAR® heat pumps, are created to be highly energy efficient.