Living in Cranberry, PA, means you need your heat pump not only for summer but also for winter. By continually working the heat pump, the life span of which runs from 10 to 15 years, you naturally put a lot of wear and tear on it to the point where you may require a brand-new one. Below are four signs that the time has come for replacement.
1. Spike in Energy Bills
Old and worn-out heat pumps will use more energy to achieve the same results as in the past, which means that you may experience a rise in your monthly bill despite there being no changes to your heating schedule and set point. The replacement may provide the only solution.
2. Below-Average Performance
Besides costing you more to achieve the same level of comfort, your heat pump may eventually fail to achieve that level. You might notice it shut off before reaching the set point, for example, or run continuously without reaching it: both tell-tale signs of a dying heat pump.
3. Unusual Noises
By unusual, we mean loud, continuous banging, grinding, squealing, and other noises, which can signify problems as minor as a loose component hitting against a fan or as major as a failing motor. Combine these noises with the next problem, though, and you’ll want to consider a replacement.
4. Frequent Breakdowns
Maybe you’ve been getting professional heat pump maintenance, and still the system breaks down a couple of times a year. You’ll want a professional to help you determine whether repairs or an outright replacement will ultimately save you money.
Free Installation Consultation
Titan HVAC Inc. has your back when it comes to heating services in Cranberry, so call today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our technicians. If you decide to replace your system, know that as a Trane Comfort Specialist, we carry many high-quality Trane products.
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