Your HVAC unit is an integral part of your home. It helps to keep you warm during the winter and cool during the summer. If something isn’t working properly, that can throw everything for a loop. Instead of being able to keep your home at the temperature you like, it either gets too hot or too cold. The last thing you want is to be left freezing in the middle of winter. For those dealing with a potential heat pump repair or replacement, here are 5 things you need to consider before rushing out and replacing yours.
1. You are constantly paying for repairs and your energy bill consistently keeps getting higher with each passing month. if your bills are steadily rising, your system probably isn’t as efficient as it once was. This could be due in part to a bad heat pump that needs to be replaced. Anytime you are stuck paying for one repair after another, you might want to think about ditching the old component and installing a new one.
2. Different rooms are different temperatures. If you walk into one room and it is icy cold while another is scorching hot, you probably have something going on with your equipment that needs to be taken care of right away to help regulate the temperature.
3. Your furnace is more than a decade old. Older units aren’t going to be as efficient as the newer ones. By switching to an Energy Star unit, you can cut heating and cooling costs by 15%.
4. The heat pump is over a decade old. If your heat pump is older, you might want to swap your old one with a new one that is more energy-efficient. When properly installed, these new units can save you 20% on your energy bill.
5. There is a lot of dust in your home. If your home has leaky ducts, it can cause all of the dust in the basement, crawl space and attic to be pulled into the ducts and distributed throughout your entire house. The best thing you can do is have your ducts sealed to prevent the dust from getting inside and contaminating your system.
By letting a professional come out and inspect your system for you, it can eliminate all of the guesswork and confusion about what needs to be done and what doesn’t. Schedule your appointment with Fulford HVAC today.