Heat pumps are incredibly effective ways to both heat and cool your home. These HVAC systems are very energy efficient and can provide significant energy savings. Just like any other HVAC system, though, they have a limited lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced.
By paying attention to the age of your system, as well as signs that might indicate that a replacement is needed, you can replace your unit in time and avoid a complete system breakdown.
Benefits of Heat Pump Systems
Heat pumps do not rely on common fossil fuels to provide heating. Heat pumps use electricity to produce your desired temperatures. This will produce significant savings on your utility bills, in addition to providing efficient heating and cooling to all areas of your home.
Effective Heating and Cooling
When you install a heat pump, you don’t need to worry about having two different systems to supply your home with heating and cooling. Contrary to what the name may imply, heat pumps can also produce effective cooling for your home.
While you may notice how loud your furnace or air conditioner is, you likely won’t hear any noises coming from your heat pump. With a heat pump system, you can enjoy the warm or cool air provided by your system at a quiet operating volume.
How Long Do Heat Pumps Last?
As a general rule, the average lifespan of a heat pump is 10 to 15 years. Ultimately, how long your heat pump lasts will depend on how often you use the system and whether it receives regular maintenance.
Maintenance is critical to keeping your system working properly for as long as possible. During maintenance, your HVAC technician will inspect your system and find any minor issues. Then, any issues will be addressed and corrected to ensure that the problem doesn’t grow to become more serious and more expensive.
If you want to keep your heat pump working for as long as possible, be sure to provide it with regular maintenance twice a year; at the beginning of the heating season, and the beginning of the cooling season.
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump
Reduced Indoor Air Quality
On top of providing your home with reliable heating and cooling, your heat pump is also responsible for providing high indoor air quality. If you’ve noticed a rise in humidity, dust, or allergy symptoms, it could be a sign that your heat pump needs to be replaced by a newer and more effective model.
Your System Experiences Breakdowns
All heat pumps end up breaking down at one point or another. If that point has arrived for your heat pump, and replacement makes the most sense, get in touch with a professional to determine which heat pump model is best for your home’s specific needs.
Rising Energy Bills
As heat pumps age and become less effective, they must stay on longer in order to reach the temperature that you’ve set. The longer your heat pump runs, the higher your energy bills will rise. Replacing the system with a more energy-efficient model is a great way to help your home see lower energy bills.
Contact Edwards Royal Comfort for Heat Pump Services
Heat pumps are a great heating and air conditioning system option for your home. If you’re in need of heat pump replacement or installation services, don’t hesitate to call us today. We’ll help you find the right system for your home and complete the installation process to help you stay comfortable all year long, while saving on utility costs.