Throughout the winter, an efficient and powerful heat pump keeps you and your family warm. Even in the summer, heat pumps can keep your house cool. Because no HVAC system is built to endure indefinitely, homeowners must keep up with maintenance to ensure the device’s longevity.
There are various reasons to fix your heat pump rather than replace it. For one thing, if your heat pump starts to produce noise, it’s probably signalling that something needs to be fixed right away. If the heat comes on and off in brief cycles rather than delivering steady airflow, your heat pump may need to be repaired.
When Is It Time For A Repair?
If you have regular airflow yet notice low heat levels, it might be a sign of a refrigerant leak or a compressor problem. Your heat pump uses a lot of energy as well, and if something goes wrong with it, your energy bill will skyrocket.
Your thermostat may also be able to help you figure out why your electricity cost is increasing. Auxiliary heat is more expensive, so if it runs continuously throughout the day, it might be costing you money. Something is amiss with your heat pump system, according to your thermostat. This is true for both electric and gas supplemental heat. Simple repairs are usually justified if you can recall the year you purchased your heat pump. Replacing an air filter or straightening the coils are both sensible solutions, but replacing a compressor may be overkill.
It’s a good idea to get your heat pump fixed if it:
- Is under the age of ten
- Is there a warranty on the system?
- Hasn’t it already been fixed?
Price, of course, plays a part. When the repair expenses are low, it makes sense to choose that path rather than the more expensive one. It may be time to replace when expenditures start to mount — or when repairs become routine.
When small repairs become significant ones, consider replacing your heat pump. Your heat pump, like its primary components such as the compressor, condenser coil, reversing valve, TXV, and evaporator coil, loses efficiency as it ages. If any of the primary components listed above need repair, you could be better off replacing the system altogether – after all, restoring one of these elements won’t always prevent the malfunctioning of another, especially if your heat pump is over 10 years old.
It’s reasonable to assume that you should replace your heat pump if and when:
- Your heat pump has reached the end of its useful life (typically 10 to 15 years)
- Major components must be replaced.
- The heat pump emits strange noises.
- Your home’s heat is distributed unevenly.
- The cost of energy is too much to bear.
If you still have questions, then don’t hesitate to contact the team at Quality Air. We are more than happy to advise you on the best heat pump or air conditioner for your house. We are also trained to repair and replace your current unit, call us today!