According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a heat pump’s average lifespan is between 10 to 15 years. It’s possible to get more life out of your heat pump once you pass 15 years, but you should start making replacement plans before then.
Besides age, performance will also tell you whether it is time to start thinking about replacing your current heat pump. If your unit requires frequent repairs and you find that your heating and cooling bills are higher than usual, it may be time to consider a replacement, especially if your current unit is ten years old or older.
Another tip-off is efficiency. If you find some rooms to be more comfortable than others, it may mean that your unit is struggling to do its job. Heat pumps also tend to become quite noisy in their later years, alerting you that their days may be numbered.
The cost of replacing your heat pump can vary, depending on the unit’s size, efficiency, and installation cost. Installation cost being a significant part of the expense.
If you think your heat pump may be due for a replacement or just want a professional opinion, schedule a service and ask for an assessment of the unit’s remaining life. Fill in the form below, or call us today: (503) 623 – 2341