As your heat pump in Port St. Lucie, FL, gets older, you’ll eventually need to decide whether to repair or replace it. There are several factors to consider when deciding between these two options.

Age of Heat Pump

A heat pump usually has a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years. If your heat pump needs repair and it’s older than 10 years, it’s probably better to replace it unless the repair cost is minimal. Sooner or later, it’ll need frequent repairs, which definitely means it’s time for a new heat pump.

$5,000 Rule

You can use simple math to help decide whether you should repair or replace your heat pump. Multiply its age by the cost of repairing it. If this number is over $5,000, you should replace your heat pump.

Energy Efficiency of Current Heat Pump

If you’ve noticed your monthly utility bills have been unusually high, the likely cause of this is that your heat pump is losing efficiency. Having our service technicians install a new heat pump will reduce your monthly utility bills as they’re more efficient than ever. Look for heat pumps that are Energy Star certified.

Incorrectly Sized Heat Pump

It’s definitely worth replacing a heat pump that isn’t the right size for your home. Ones that are too large or small won’t work as they should and have shortened lifespans. Your home will be more comfortable when you have a heat pump that’s the right size.

Outdated Technology

The technology in heat pumps has advanced rapidly in recent years. Modern heat pumps have advanced technology that improves their efficiency and communication. By replacing your older heat pump, you’ll have a new one that works well with smart home technology.

Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning offers comprehensive heat pump services. Our team can also help you with furnaces, so get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.

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