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3 Signs That Your Heat Pump Needs Replacing

Heat pumps are great systems for keeping your home comfortable all year round. However, they don’t last forever. Time and normal use will eventually wear out your heat pump, and when that happens you need to have it replaced. You probably don’t want your heat pump to die on you in the middle of a hot summer day, so it’s a good idea to know some of the more obvious signs that your system is failing. That way, you can get it replaced without a lapse in climate control. Let’s examine some of the more common signs.

Repair Frequency

Under most circumstances, you really shouldn’t have to have your system repaired more than once every couple of years. In an older system, though, the increased wear and tear from years of use will cause parts to break down much more frequently. If you have to have your heat pump repaired every few months, it means that you are probably going to need to replace it soon.

Drop in Output

As a system gets older, its output will drop due to its constituent parts wearing out. Your heat pump will have to operate for longer and longer to accomplish the same results, which will start to cost you more and more money. If your bills are rising, but your heat pump is putting out less output, you should think about replacing it.


Once a heat pump gets older than 15-20 years, it’s well past the prime of its life. Sure, you can keep running it for another decade or two, if you’re willing to put up with problems like those listed above. In the vast majority of cases, though, it is far preferable to replace your old system with a new one.

If you need to replace your heat pump, call Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. We serve the entire Gainesville, FL area.

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