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Heat pumps can last quite a while, with proper repairs and maintenance. However, they cannot last forever. Eventually, your heat pump will get to a point where it will need to be replaced. The sooner you can recognize the signs that your heat pump is coming closer to the end of its life, the better. After all, you don’t want your system breaking down on you in the middle of winter. So let’s take a look at some of the signs that your heat pump needs to be replaced.

Efficiency

Wear and tear has a sizable effect on the health of the heat pump over time. As a heat pump nears the end of its life, it begins to rapidly lose efficiency. The system has to stay on for a longer and longer period of time in order to achieve the same temperature changes. This leads to higher operating costs. If your heat pump seems to be costing more and more money, it’s time to replace it.

Repairs

Normally, a heat pump shouldn’t need repairs more than once every couple of years. In an older heat pump, though, the wear and tear on the system makes it much more likely for various parts to break down. If you need to repair your heat pump every couple of months, then it’s time to replace it.

Age

Heat pumps are manufactured to last anywhere between 15 to 20 years. Past that point, they start to develop problems like those listed above. It will steadily become more and more expensive to operate, until it eventually breaks down. If your heat pump is around two decades old, it’s time to replace it.

If your heat pump is in need of replacement, call Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. We offer a full range of heat pump services throughout Port Charlotte, FL.