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Questions to Consider Before Replacing Your Heat Pump


A heat pump is an integral home component that helps keep your home warm and comfortable throughout the coldest months of the year. With this in mind, it’s understandable that you want it to work properly year-round. Unfortunately, there are times when your heat pump must be repaired or replaced.

In this article, the HVAC repair pros of John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. outline the questions you need to consider when trying to decide if you need to repair or replace your heat pump.

Is It Still Working Properly?

If your heat pump isn’t evenly heating or cooling your home after several repairs, experts recommend discontinuing your plan of trying to have the system repaired again. No matter the heat pump’s age, if problems keep occurring it’s best that you have the system replaced instead, as the frequent repairs can cost you a significant amount in the long run.

How Old is the System?

On the other hand, if your heat pump has continued to work properly from the time you first bought it, be sure to keep track of its age. If the system is more than 10 years old, ENERGY STAR® recommends that you have it replaced with a heat pump system that has higher efficiency features to increase your energy savings. To replace your heat pump, don’t hesitate to turn to the heating repair experts of John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Have You Been Maintaining the System?

If you’ve taken steps to properly maintain your heat pump over the years, it can perform 25% better compared to a neglected system. This means your heat pump remains energy-efficient, so a repair project is still a good investment for the system.

Make your search for an HVAC contractor easier by turning to John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., your leading service provider when it comes to your residential and commercial HVAC needs. Give us a call at (760) 276-6690 or fill out our contact form to reach out to us.