Signs You Should Replace Your Springfield Heat Pump

The decision to replace major equipment can be a difficult one. How do you know when to call it quits on a part of your Springfield heating and cooling system that is as important as the heat pump?

Here are some signs that you should replace your heat pump:

  • Springfield Heat Pump RepairIf your Springfield heat pump is making unusual noises, its probably a sign that something is wrong. You should definitely call a professional to take a look at your heat pump as soon as possible, and, depending on what is causing the the noise, you might need to replace your heat pump.
  • Just like in your car, some repairing some parts of your heat pump are so expensive that it might be cost effective to just replace the whole unit. If your compressor, outdoor coil, or reversing valve break, you should seriously consider a new heat pump as an option. A new heat pump will work more efficiently and need fewer repairs, so it really is a good investment if your current heat pump is constantly breaking down.
  • A malfunctioning heat pump can cause problems with the humidity in your home. This is not a definitive indicator, but if you notice the humidity level rising in your home, you may need a Springfield heat pump replacement.
  • If your heat pump starts using much more energy than it used to it can be a sign of a major problem. If your energy bills suddenly rise, check your heat pump to see if you need to have it repaired or replaced.
  • If you notice a cooling imbalance, such as rooms being too warm while others are too cool, your heat pump may be close to breaking.
  • Finally, if your heat pump is ten or more years old, replacing it is a good idea, even if it seems to be working fine. A new model will be much more efficient and chances are that the old one is headed for a major breakdown soon.

Keep in mind that these are not always definitive signs that your heat pump is done for good. Also, some of these may occur in combination. For example, you may have an old heat pump that is making a lot of noise and causing humidity problems.

Consult with a professional for full diagnostics before making the decision to replace any major household equipment. If you have any questions about installing a new heat pump, give Cool It Heating & Air Conditioning a call!

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