If you’re wondering whether your heat pump in Plano, TX, can survive another summer, don’t worry — it’s a good question. Remember, heat pumps can last 15 to 20 years, but if they haven’t been well-maintained, they may not go beyond 10. You can better choose whether to repair or replace your heat pump by weighing the following three considerations.
The Heat Pump’s Performance
How was your heat pump last winter? Did it never seem to reach your desired temperature, or did it have to cycle for 20 minutes or longer to do so? Did it turn on and off too rapidly, leaving some rooms always feeling cold?
These problems have a clear cause and a clear solution, but the cost of those solutions may exceed what you want to spend on your heat pump. Rather than settle for unsatisfactory cooling, you may opt for a new system altogether.
The Repairs It Has Undergone
You most likely had some repairs done when you noticed that the heat pump was short-cycling and blowing out only lukewarm air. Did these fix the problem, and how extensive were they? If you keep having to put more and more money into the heat pump and it’s still not functioning as it used to, then we would recommend replacement.
The Energy It Has Wasted
An inefficient heat pump will use more energy to do its job, so ask yourself if you’ve seen any unusual rise in your energy bill. The conjunction of poor performance and high bills should alert homeowners to the need for a new system.
Over 25 Years of Experience
Get in touch with All Service Heating & Air today and you’ll be able to schedule a convenient appointment in Plano concerning AC installation. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, our company carries a wide variety of air conditioning systems, including both ducted heat pumps and ductless mini-splits.
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