Heat pumps are a great way to heat your Ocean City, NJ home. They’re efficient, cost-effective and heat and cool your home. Here are five signs it’s time to replace your heat pump with a newer, more updated model.
Your Home Isn’t Comfortable
A heat pump tends to lose efficiency as it ages. Over time, your heat pump may have trouble circulating air throughout the home. This can lead to warmer than desired temperatures during the summer and cooler than desired during the winter.
Your Heat Pump Constantly Runs
If your heat pump seems to run constantly instead of in cycles like it’s designed to do, it might be time for a replacement. A heat pump may constantly run due to a lack of connection to the thermostat or because of a more serious issue affecting its function.
Frequent Repairs Needed
At some point, all heat pumps need repairs. This is normal, but an increasing frequency in repairs can signal a unit that’s about to die on you. If you need a repair multiple times per year or the repairs cost as much as a new unit would, it’s time to consider a replacement instead.
Increased Utility Bills
A sudden rise in utility bills is a red flag that something in your HVAC system isn’t functioning as well as it could be. Your system may be losing efficiency as it ages, especially if the uptick in bills doesn’t come associated with extreme weather.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Heat pumps do a great job at fixing indoor air quality issues like excess humidity and poor airflow problems. Stale air or constant humidity are both signs that your unit is no longer working as well as it should. A replacement may be necessary, or in some cases, extra indoor air quality equipment like a dehumidifier may need installing.
Does your system need a repair or replacement? Give us a call today at Jenkins and Sons Plumbing & Heating and ask us about our heat pump installation and replacement services.
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