No matter how expensive or well-made your Jackson, MS heat pump was, it’s going to fail eventually. There’s simply no way around the fact that all mechanical components wear and break down over time. Unfortunately, you could be headed for trouble if you put off replacement until your existing pump fails. To save time, money and frustration, the best time to replace a heat pump is before a total breakdown. Here are a few signs that it’s likely time for a replacement.
Your Heat Pump Is Aging
Heat pumps typically have a service life that ranges from 10 to 20 years. Regular maintenance can help to extend this range, but an aging heat pump will eventually become a liability. With that in mind, the age of your system should be a major consideration. As a general rule, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends replacing any heat pump that’s more than a decade old.
You’re Facing Costly Repairs
If your heat pump is experiencing frequent or costly breakdowns, there comes a point when continued repairs are simply wasteful. A major mechanical failure is often a good opportunity to evaluate the state of your system. In particular, a heat pump installation may be a better investment if you’re facing a huge heat pump repair bill. For repairs costing at least 40 percent of the price of a new system, it’s best to opt for replacement.
You’ve Noticed Declining Performance
Even if you aren’t yet spending money on repairs, poor heat pump performance is a major red flag. This often takes the form of sluggish heating or inconsistent temperatures throughout your home. You may also see an unexplained rise in your monthly utility costs as a result of declining efficiency. If you’ve noticed these signs, it’s a good idea to begin planning a replacement. If possible, try to schedule a replacement in the spring or the fall. Summer and winter are the busiest seasons, so it’s helpful to plan an installation outside of these peaks.
When it comes to your HVAC system, a little planning can save a lot of trouble. Don’t wait until a total failure to have your components replaced. If your heat pump has seen better days, visit Hux Air Conditioning’s heat pump installation services or call to speak with our friendly staff. We can be reached at (601) 869-0002.