Does your heat pump constantly freeze up during winter? Are you getting cold air in your home instead of warm? You may have serious problems with your heat pump. If you’re in the Simpsonville area, call our heat pump repair specialists to figure out what’s wrong and get you back up and running again.
Your home’s heat pump is responsible for moving both warm and cold air throughout your house, but like any mechanical device, it’s prone to becoming worn out or damaged.
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Signs That it’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump
Although your heat pump is designed to last a long time, it happens eventually that they break down requiring you to get a heat pump replacement. Here are a few signs that you may be needing a new heat pump sooner rather than later.
- Unit Blows Air Opposite of What You Want – Whether you’re wanting hot or cold air, if your heat pump is blowing the wrong temperature, it’s a sure sign you need a heat pump replacement. Also be aware of inconsistent temperatures too.
- Lack of Airflow – When a heat pump is in its prime, you get good, even airflow coming out of your registers or vents. However, when it’s showing its age, that airflow becomes diminished.
- Your Heat Pump Puts Out Strange Odors or Noises – A sure sign you’re in need of heat pump services is if your unit suddenly emits a strange odor or noise. If you’ve lived with your current setup for awhile, you know what noises it usually makes, so if it’s doing something different, call in a heat pump repair technician and have them take a look.
- Your Heat Pump Does Short Cycles – While it’s normal for your heat pump to go on and off when it’s maintaining your room’s temperature, be aware if it’s going off and on more frequently than usual because it could indicate a problem.
- Huge Increase In Utility Bills – If you’ve noticed a dramatic increase in your home’s utility bills and haven’t done anything differently, it could mean there’s a problem with your home’s heat pump.
If you recognize any of these signs or if you feel that your heat pump isn’t up to snuff, call in an expert for an evaluation.
Do You Need Heat Pump Repair or Replacement?
There are many things to consider when your heat pump quits working at optimum efficiency, however, the question usually becomes: Do I replace or repair my heat pump?
Most heat pumps are built to last about 20 years, but depending on how well you maintained your unit, you may see the system begin to show signs of failure sooner than that. The trick is to figure out whether the repairs are going to cost you more in the long run over getting a heat pump replacement.
Here are a few things to consider when thinking about a heat pump repair vs. heat pump replacement:
- Is your unit well maintained? If so, it may only need a few minor repairs to get it working at maximum efficiency.
- How much is it costing you to operate? An inefficient heat pump is actually costing you more every month to operate than if you got a new unit. In fact, the money you save with a new unit will pay for itself in a few years.
- How well does it heat or cool your home? While your heat pump may operate perfectly, if it’s not providing adequate heating and cooling for your needs, it’s time to consider a replacement.
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