If you’ve had your heat pump in Furlong, PA, for 10 or more years, then you’ve been fortunate. Many HVAC experts recommend replacing a heat pump around that time, but of course, you want some signs to show you that replacement is, indeed, necessary. Below, we discuss three signs that could indicate that it’s time to start planning for a heat pump replacement.
Irreversibly Poor Performance
Naturally, a heat pump will malfunction on occasion, but if it still has life in it, it can get up and running again with a repair. At a certain point, though, it may not recover even with professional repairs. If your heat pump has reached that point and it’s short-cycling, blowing out lukewarmly or with low air pressure, or failing to switch on in the first place, replace it.
Increases in Utility Bills
You expect the energy bill to increase during the cooling months because you’re using the heat pump. But if, in the middle of the cooling season, with no change to your cooling schedule or temperature setting, the bills start to increase dramatically, then know that this points to an inefficient heat pump. And again, if such a heat pump has not improved after repairs, you need to get rid of it.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
As a heat pump removes heat energy from your home to cool it, it reduces humidity and has an indirect impact on indoor air quality. You can imagine, then, what sort of IAQ problems would arise when the heat pump doesn’t work as it should. They include high humidity, bacterial growth, stale air, and a worsening in asthma or allergy symptoms.
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Get in touch with Service First Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss your installation project in Furlong. Our family-owned and -operated company has been serving residents since 2009, and it guarantees 100% customer satisfaction with projects both large and small.
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