Signs That Heat Pumps are Beginning to Wear Out

Nothing beats a fully functional heat pump during the middle of winter. No matter what is happening outside, the temperature inside the home is warm and comfortable. While heat pumps do provide excellent service for years, the time does come when they must be replaced. Here are some indications that the time for a new pump is fast approaching.

More Frequent Repairs
In times past, the pump required little more than regular maintenance and the occasional repair. The last year or so, it seems as if someone is out to take care of something every couple of months. As with everything else, heat pumps do reach a point when sinking more money into them is not worth the effort. Instead of scheduling one more service call and paying for another repair, talk with a contractor about investing in a new unit.

Cool Spots in the House
The unit used to keep the home uniformly warm. No matter what part of the house a family member happened to be in, the temperature was comfortable. This past winter, there were several areas in which the temperature was noticeably cooler. Assuming there is no problem with the windows or other features of the house, it could be that the heat pump is beginning to wear out. An inspection by a professional will determine if that is the case.

Higher Energy Bills
The pump seems to still heat the home adequately, although it does seem to run more often. The increase in the utility bills seems to bear this out. As a unit fails, it will consume more energy in an effort to maintain the desired temperature. Choosing to invest in a new one will save money on energy consumption and still keep the house comfortable no matter how low the temperature drops.

For home owners who are ready to look into options for new pumps, visit Arcticheatandair.com today and arrange to speak with a contractor. After inspecting the home and talking a little about features the client would like, it will be easy to obtain a quote for a replacement. After the quote is accepted, a date for the installation can be set.

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