Not providing routine maintenance and waiting for signs of a problem to call your HVAC technician may result in damage to your homes HVAC system. Scheduling annual heating and air conditioning service for your heat pump allows your technician to find and repair problems before they damage the system. Scheduling routine heating and air conditioning service can save you money in repair costs that add up over the life of the system.
Normally, air conditioning service should be provided in the spring before the season begins to ensure it is in a reliable condition for the heavy use of summer. On the other hand, it is recommended the heating system is serviced during the fall before winter’s use begins. However, heat pumps, provide both heating and air conditioning, placing twice as much wear on the single system. This is why it is recommended that heat pumps are serviced twice as often, during spring and during fall. If you’ve missed scheduling a routine heating or air conditioning service this year, call for maintenance as soon as possible.
The Benefits of a Heat Pump
A heat pump system offers both an air conditioner, and heating when needed. The heat pump is available in many forms, offering a system right for almost any home. Heat pumps offer a higher energy efficiency than ever before, and among the types offered include the geothermal heat pump, the gold standard of any HVAC system.
When to Replace Your Heat Pump
A standard heat pump will typically experience a lifespan averaging about 10 to15 years, whereas the geothermal averages 20 years for the heat pump and 50 years for field loop. Routine maintenance of any HVAC equipment will assist to ensure the longest possible lifespan and optimal performance and efficiency.
However, any mechanical equipment is subject to wear and tear over time, and will eventually require replacement. Some of the indications that your heat pump should be replaced include:
As HVAC equipment ages and wears out, efficiency is lost, causing the system to run longer in order to compensate for its inability to operate at peak performance. The consequence is an increase in the utility bill and a decrease in comfort. If your monthly energy bill is rising for no apparent reason, contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning. While other issues can cause poor efficiency that may be repairable, you may need a new heat pump. Our NATE certified technicians can provide either the air conditioning service, repair or installation you need.
Increasing Frequency of Repairs
Eventually, wear and tear will result in widespread malfunctions as worn parts fail. A dramatic increase in repair needs will occur, and if your heat pump has requiring repair twice a year or more frequently, it may be time for replacement. This fact alone, and combined with inefficiency, your money for repair would serve you better when invested in the installation of a new, energy efficient system.
The Aging System
Heat pumps last an average of 15 to 20 years under ideal circumstances. If your heat pump is older than 10 years and requiring a growing number of repairs, talk to our NATE certified professionals about replacing it.
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning offers a full range of heat pump services throughout Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas. If you require heat pump installation, heat pump repair, heating and air conditioning service, or heat pump replacement, call today to schedule an appointment. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating, and offers 24 hour emergency services for your convenience.