Whether it's a warm spring day or the hottest day of summer in North Chesterfield, Virginia, the last thing you want to deal with is a broken heat pump. To keep your family cool and comfortable all season long, you'll need to know when it's time to replace your cooling system. From reduced efficiency to frequent repairs, watch for these four signs that you need a new heat pump.
On average, heat pumps last between 10 and 15 years. If your system is approaching the 10-year mark, you may want to think twice or ask the Air Excellence team for advice before moving forward with expensive repairs. Once your system reaches 15 years, it may be in your best interest to replace it with a more efficient heat pump that can help you save over time.
Most heat pumps lose efficiency as they age. If your system is on its last leg, you may notice that its cooling cycles take longer to complete or that your utility bills climb higher every month. If you recognize any of these signs, ask our team whether a simple repair would improve efficiency or if it's time to think about replacing your older system with an ultra-efficient Trane XV20i variable speed heat pump.
Unusual Sounds and Smells
When your family's health and comfort are your highest priority, you'll want to take quick action if you detect unpleasant odors and noises emanating from your heat pump. Musty odors can compromise your indoor air quality, while screeching and grinding noises can signal a major malfunction. Either way, call our team immediately and ask if it's time to replace.
Almost every heat pump will need at least a minor repair at some point during its lifespan. If repairs have become more frequent or more expensive, however, fixing an aging system may no longer be a smart choice. Talk with our team about whether a new system is best for your family.
Ready to schedule a heat pump consultation? Call your local HVAC experts at Air Excellence, Inc. at 804-885-3888.
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