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Is it Time for a New Heat Pump?

Summer is just around the corner, and as such it’s time to ensure that your heat pump is ready to keep you cool through the next few months. If you can’t depend on your heat pump for cooling relief this season, then you should think about replacing it before the summer heat reaches its peak.

The last thing you want is for your air conditioning system to fail on you in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year, right? Keep reading to learn more about the signs that indicate you might need a new heat pump.

Age

Today’s heat pumps are designed to last approximately 20-25 years. After this time, they become increasingly more likely to develop issues. If your heat pump is older than two decades and starting to experience one or both of the following problems, you should talk to a professional about whether or not it is time to install a new one.

Decline in Efficiency

The more your heat pump ages, the more worn down it gets. Over time, the various parts of your system will wear down, and as a result its efficiency will begin to decline as well. Your heat pump will need to operate for longer and longer period of time just to reach the same results, which eventually will lead to higher monthly bills. If your heat pump is costing you more to operate than it used to, it could definitely be time to replace it.

Frequent Repairs

A well-maintained heat pump should not need repairs too often, however the older it gets, the more likely it is to experience problems. In really old systems, the wear and tear on various parts can accumulate so much that they start to fail in groups. If you find that you’re calling for heat pump repairs every few months, you really need to consider replacement.

For heat pump installation in Aurora, CO, contact APC Plumbing & Heating today. 

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