Heat pumps reach the end of their lifespan between 10 and 20 years of age. If you notice your system needs repairing more often or your energy bills suddenly spike, there might be an issue. Here are several reasons to replace your heat pump in Jacksonville, FL.
Compare to the Cost of Replacement
If your system is less than 10 years old, there’s one question you should ask yourself: How much will the repair cost? As a general rule, if the cost of the repair is more than half of what it would cost to fully replace the system, a replacement is in order. If your system’s on the older side, the repair shouldn’t be more than a third of the replacement cost.
When Were the Last Two Repairs?
If you had two repairs within the past year, you’re probably better off replacing the heat pump. Heating and cooling systems break down frequently at the end of their lifespans.
It’s uncommon for a new system to break down frequently unless it isn’t receiving regular professional maintenance. Heat pumps need maintenance twice a year — once in the spring and again in the fall.
Is Your Monthly Energy Bill Higher?
One indicator of a failing heat pump is if your energy bill is suddenly higher than normal. However, you also need to take into account a variety of other factors. Higher energy bills might be caused by something less severe.
If you see your energy bills creeping up, consult a professional first. Some repairs are inexpensive and can fix the issue whereas long-term increases are a more likely indicator that it’s time to get a new heat pump.
Knowing whether to repair or replace your heat pump is a matter of checking how many repairs you’ve had in the past year and taking the cost of the repair and the age of your system into consideration. Contact Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating to discuss a heat pump replacement.
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