Heat Pumps: Repair vs. Replace
After installing hundreds of HVAC systems in the area, we wanted to create a homeowners guide to HVAC Heat Pumps. Homeowners often need to weigh their options when it comes to the health of their HVAC units. Heat pumps, in particular, can require more attention than other parts of your HVAC system. In this blog post, we here at Carbone Home Solutions will discuss when you should repair or replace your heat pump.
What is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a major component of HVAC systems and is often used for both cooling and heating. It takes thermal energy from the air outside your home and brings it in. By using energy from the air, instead of electrical energy, it’s incredibly efficient for both heating and cooling. Depending on the season and the climate in your area, your heat pump may also need to switch between helping to cool and heat your home. Heat pumps make up a large part of any HVAC system and if properly cared for, can provide homeowners with years of reliable efficiency.
Repair vs. Replace
When it comes to heat pumps, whether you should repair or replace them comes down to the age and condition of the unit. If the unit is 8-10 years old, it might not be worth it to simply repair it, as the repair might not last. If the unit is new, a repair might be your best option as the fix could potentially last a while and help to get the most out of your unit.
However, it’s important to note that you need to pay attention to the signs of a failing unit. If you hear odd noises, feel a decrease in airflow, or notice that your energy bills are increasing it may be time to look into replacing your unit.
So, when should you replace your heat pump?
When it comes to deciding whether or not to replace your heat pump, the best indicator is age. If you are looking to have years of efficiency out of the unit, you should look at replacing it around 10 years. Even if your unit is not particularly old, if you need to repair it constantly you may want to consider replacing it so that you can have a unit that is both reliable and efficient.
Replacing your heat pump can be a large investment at first, but it will be an investment that pays off in the long run with an efficient unit that will work hard to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
If you are looking for a reliable, certified HVAC contractor to replace or inspect your heat pump, look no further than Carbone Home Solutions. We understand how important your home is and we are dedicated to providing you with high-quality services that will make sure your HVAC system is working as it should—efficiently and reliably.