Problems with your heat pump keeping your Adel, GA, home warm often lead to worries about having to replace it. Fortunately, many problems you’ll experience are repairable without replacing the entire system. Here are the signs to keep a watch for that may indicate it’s time to replace your heat pump:
Your Heat Pump’s Age
A heat pump usually lasts between 10 and 20 years when properly maintained, with the average being 15 years. If your unit is less than 10 years old and you’ve sought routine maintenance, many problems are likely repairable. If your unit is over 15 years old, the following symptoms may indicate a new unit is on your horizon.
You likely will see an increase in heat pump repairs in the last two years of its service life. Look at last season’s repairs and how your unit is running now. If you’re seeing a trend toward more calls to a repair service technician, start the process of planning for a replacement.
Lack of Heating Power
A telltale sign your unit has a problem is when it just won’t put out enough heat to warm your house. You may notice this as the air feeling colder from your vents or that the unit seems to constantly run. While this could be a repairable problem, when combined with age, it could mean needing a new unit.
Aside from the circulating fan and the compressor outside, your unit should not make any other noises. Loud rattling coming from your outside unit could indicate something has broken in the compressor. Other concerning sounds include a constant or loud hissing or whistling, which may indicate a refrigerant leak.
If your heat pump is approaching the legal voting age, it may be time to consider a replacement. Schedule a new heat pump installation consultation with one of the expert service technicians at Waller Heating & Air Conditioning today.
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