When Is It Time for a Heat Pump Replacement?
January in the southern part of the Twin Cities metro area can be unforgivingly cold. A sound heating system is necessary to ensure your home stays warm and cozy all winter long. Furnaces are a popular option for Minnesota homeowners. However, if you happen to have a heat pump, you know about the many benefits one can bring to the comfort of your home.
Unfortunately, like most things in your home, you will eventually need to replace your heat pump eventually. Let’s take a look at the tell-tale signs you need heat pump replacement!
The Decade Rule
If your heat pump is nearing ten years old, it may be time to consider getting a new heat pump. More modern heat pumps can last up to 15 years, but many issues can arrive in the first 10. Depending on the state of internal components, a heat pump replacement may be necessary every 10 to 15 years.
Poor Performance After Filter Change
When it comes to air quality in your home, your cooling and heating systems require an air filter to catch dust, dirt, and particles from the air. In some cases, if your heat pump is producing underwhelming heat for your home, you may need to change out the air filter.
A dirty air filter inhibits the heat pump production, which will make for sub-par heating. However, if you change out your filter and your heat pump still isn’t working well, replacement should start to be a consideration!
Energy Bill Spikes
When the temperature dips down to those unforgiving lows in the middle of January, a rise in your energy bill is expected. However, if your energy bills shoot up at an alarming rate, your heating elements may be to blame.
When a heat pump needs replacement, its parts won’t work as well. These inefficiencies make it harder for the heat pump to produce heat, resulting in a high energy bill.
Low Performance & Frequent Repairs
A general rule of thumb for heating elements and air conditioning: if it needs to be repaired frequently and doesn’t perform well after repair, it needs to be replaced.
Frequent repairs spell a problem beyond the heating element’s parts as the whole system may be obsolete. When you find yourself having to make repairs to your heat pump all too often, replacement might be more cost-effective and useful!
Contact Quality Systems Heating & Cooling for Heat Pump Replacement
When you need to replace your heat pump this winter, call on Quality Systems Heating & Cooling. Get a free quote online or give us a call at 952-226-2665 today!