The average life expectancy of a heat pump is about 15 years, but chances are your heat pump won’t simply stop working out of the blue when those 15 years are up. Before then, you’ll see signs that it’s time to think about replacing your HVAC system, but you may not know which ones to look for. Below are five signs you’ll soon need a new HVAC system for your Augusta, GA, home.
Declining Indoor Air Quality
A heat pump helps your home with many indoor air quality issues from humidity to ventilation. If you’ve noticed a decline in your indoor comfort due to air quality issues like the air feeling too dry or too humid, then your HVAC system isn’t working properly.
Decreased Heat Pump Efficiency
When it comes to heating your home, preventive maintenance, such as tune-ups, help your HVAC system to remain extremely efficient. As your HVAC system ages, efficiency may decrease even with maintenance.
Regular annual maintenance is one thing, but frequent repairs are quite another. If your HVAC system requires a lot of repairs, even with annual maintenance, then it’s time to replace it and invest in a new HVAC system that won’t drain your bank account.
A Heat Pump That Constantly Runs
Like most heating systems, your heat pump operates in a cycle, which means that it switches off once it heats or cools your home to the desired temperature. If your HVAC system runs constantly — whether it’s too small for your home or isn’t able to reach the thermostat set point, it most likely needs to be replaced.
During peak heating season, it’s normal for your energy bills to increase, but if the increases occur outside of those really cold days, then you may want to investigate why. There’s no reason to pay more to stay comfortable if you can resolve the problems causing the high bills.
If you’re experiencing any issues with your HVAC system, you need a certified technician you can trust. Contact Doc Savage today to install a new heat pump and enjoy energy savings and lower utility bills once more.
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