Like every other part of your home, your heat pump won’t last forever, and it’ll probably experience problems over the course of its lifetime. That’s why it’s important that you perform regular maintenance on your pump and consider replacing the system when necessary. To tell if your heat pump is in need of repair or replacement, here are three signs to watch out for.
Inexplicably High Electricity Bills
When your heat pump isn’t working properly, it will probably struggle to warm your home, which causes it to use more energy and therefore add expenses to your electricity bill. Therefore, if you start to notice that you’re shelling out more money than you usually do on your electricity, it might be time to have a professional take a look at your heat pump.
Weird Sounds Coming From the Heat Pump
If you hear groaning, squeaking, rattling, or other strange noises emanating from your heat pump, you should probably assume that something is wrong with the mechanism. Chances are, it needs to be replaced by a professional heating company.
Uncomfortable Temperatures in Your Home
Do you consistently feel like your thermostat isn’t able to accurately adjust the temperature in your home? If it feels too hot or too cold inside the house, even when you change the temperature, then your heat pump might be failing. In general, a heat pump cannot effectively last more than 15 years, so if yours is approaching that deadline, have it inspected.
To ease your nerves and keep your house comfortable, you might want to consider scheduling annual appointments with an HVAC company so that your heat pump receives regular maintenance and repairs, when necessary.
Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® services homes throughout the Ramsey area and can help with installations, fixes, maintenance, and more. To schedule an appointment or speak with a company representative, call (763) 284-8639 today.