A heat pump can easily last 15 or even 20 years with the proper maintenance. But if you run it during both the summer and winter in Dos Palos, CA, that may shorten its lifespan. If your heat pump is experiencing problems, you’ll have a decision to make. Here’s what to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your heat pump:
Level of Wear and Tear
You can get a good idea of how much wear your system has based on its performance. For example, does the heat pump short-cycle: that is, shut on and off rapidly without adequately cooling your home? Or does it run so long that it practically never turns off?
These issues can arise from relatively minor problems, such as a faulty thermostat. Other times, though, a bad compressor may be the culprit. Compressor replacements can cost so much that sometimes it’s better to buy a new heat pump.
Cost and Frequency of Repairs
Ask yourself how many repairs you’ve been getting for your heat pump and how much they’ve been costing you. Also, try to determine if your cooling has improved at all as a result of the repairs. If you see no improvement and the system keeps breaking down, it’s time to buy something newer and more efficient.
Benefits of New Technology
If it’s old, your heat pump likely has no smart technology to enhance cooling efficiency. New heat pumps do, and they can give you better control over temperature and cooling frequency, among other things. Consider our selection of heat pumps when replacing yours.
Rather than spend another summer in Dos Palos with a poorly performing heat pump, call CEN-CAL AIR Heating and Cooling for an expert AC replacement. We carry premium products from Trane and will fit you with one that suits your home and your budget.
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