Have you been using your heat pump for more than 10 years and have come to the point where you need to make the decision of whether or not to replace your heat pump. Under most circumstances, if your heat pump has reached the 10-year mark and is giving your problems, it is time to replace it.
Using your heat pump for more years than suitable in order to save money on a replacement, will not save you money at all. Repairs to a heat pump that is old, could accumulate to an amount that is exorbitant. The running costs of an old, inefficient system could also add to the already extensive repair costs. A heat pump replacement service is something that you should seriously consider if you are serious about saving.
Factors to consider when thinking of replacing your heat pump
Running cost: You should check the electricity consumption of your heat pump. Older heat pumps consume more electricity because they tend to run with less efficiency. New, modern heat pumps consume a lot less electricity because they are running at peak efficiency and to their full potential. You will end up paying less for electricity with the installation of a new heat pump. According to, tests, you can save up to 30% in electricity costs by switching to the newer, more modern heat pumps.
Repair cost: If your heat pump is 10 or more years old and requires a repair, you should compare the cost of repairs with the cost of replacing it. For example, if the repairs will set you out by $500, then it is better to purchase a new heat pump because sooner, rather than later you will have to replace your old heat pump. Any money spent on repairing the current one is a waste.
At Central Air & Heat, Inc, we ensure that all our customers get the best guidance and advice on when to replace their heat pumps.