If it is time to upgrade your home’s heating system, consider installing a heat pump from Gibson Heating & Cooling. The benefits are excellent and include:
- They are more affordable to operate
- Heat pump systems will heat or cool your home or business
- Improved safety
- Lower carbon emissions
- Longer lifespan
For more information about heat pump systems, give us a call.
Signs Your Heat Pump Might Need to Be Replaced
Even with its long life cycle, a heat pump may need replacing if:
Your Energy Bills Are Rising
A well-maintained heat pump system has very consistent energy usage. However, if your energy bills are rising, it could mean that the system is struggling to produce heat and is using more fuel. Start with a service call, and our professional HVAC technicians will evaluate the heat pump system.
Strange Noises or Odors
Heat pumps are generally very quiet, and they do not produce odors. However, if the unit is making odd noises, something is wrong. If the unit is producing odors, you need to call for service. Odors from any heating appliance can be dangerous, and the problem should be identified and repaired quickly.
When a heat pump requires more repairs, it is likely at the end of its life cycle. If the unit is not under warranty, it is best to consider replacing it.
Current System Is Older than 10 Years
Heat pump systems can last for 15-20 years if properly maintained. However, a heat pump that requires more repairs and is over 10 years old may be at the end of its life cycle. If this is the case, you may want to consider replacing it.
Your Unit Isn’t Performing Well
If the heat pump is not staying at peak efficiency and requires service more often, it may be a sign that it will fail.
Benefits of a Heat Pump System
Heat pumps have many benefits over other types of heating appliances. Those include:
Provide both heating and cooling
A heat pump will heat your home in winter and cool your home in summer. You gain both heating and cooling from one unit.
Heat pumps are more efficient than other types of heating appliances. They can be as much as 50 percent more efficient than a traditional HVAC system, which means you save money with a heat pump over other heating appliances.
Lower carbon footprint
Because heat pumps use less energy to create the same amount of heat, they are more efficient than other heating appliances. That means they are more environmentally friendly and reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
Heat pumps use much less energy than electric heaters and less gas or propane than furnaces. Their high-efficiency level means lower energy bills, better environmental conditions, and no carbon production for heating and cooling.
Improved indoor air quality
Heat pumps do not use combustion to produce warm air for your home. Instead, they compress coolant, heat up the fluid to change from a liquid to a gas. As air passes over the coil, it heats. There is no risk of carbon dioxide with a heat pump because it does not burn fuel.
Heat Pump Maintenance Services from Gibson
Heat pumps can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Regular maintenance is key to gaining the most extended lifespan from a heat pump.
Heat pumps that are both an air conditioner and a heater require maintenance twice per year; in early fall before you begin to use the heating side of the unit, and once in the spring before using the cooling side of the unit.
Heat pump maintenance service helps keep the unit running efficiently and corrects minor issues before they cause catastrophic damage. At Gibson Heating & Cooling, we make it easy to schedule maintenance service and manage the care of your heating and cooling appliances.
Contact Gibson for Heat Pump Installation Services
Gibson Heating & Cooling offers professional and efficient heating and cooling services for all customers. We make it easy to schedule and manage the care and maintenance of your heat pump and combine that with a full line of service options for heat pumps including regular maintenance, repairs, and installation services. We are also available 24/7 for emergency service calls. Call us today to schedule an appointment.