Heat Pump Getting Up in Years? Why a Replacement Shouldn’t Be Avoided

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heat pump replacementA quality heat pump is a great investment that can last for years on end, but even the best system can get a bit long in the tooth after years of reliable service. When it comes time to replace the system, you should take the opportunity to choose a replacement that offers the best in energy efficiency and performance.

Living on Borrowed Time

Most heat pumps offer between 10 to 15 years of reliable operation, although some models are capable of lasting much longer with the proper maintenance and care. Nevertheless, if you’ve had your heat pump for a decade or more, the clock is ticking.

The older a system gets, the more frequent maintenance it needs to keep going. Eventually, the cost of maintenance can easily dwarf the cost of buying a newer, more energy-efficient system.

Bigger Gains in Energy Efficiency

Another good reason to replace your existing system involves energy efficiency. Simply put, an older unit is nowhere near as energy efficient as a brand new system with all of the latest energy-saving technology. For instance, upgrading from a unit with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating of 9 to one with a SEER rating of 13 can help you save as much as 30 percent on energy consumption.

It helps that many of the latest energy-saving technologies are available in today’s heat pumps. You can also make the switch from the standard heat pump to a ductless or geothermal system to maximize your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.

In the end, you’ll save hundreds of dollars each year on heating and cooling costs by replacing your older system with a new and improved energy saver.

Contact us at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning and learn more about the benefits of replacing your home’s current heat pump. Since 1928, we’ve helped homeowners in the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts keep their homes comfortable throughout the year.

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