When your heat pump stops operating, you often hope you’ll need repair instead of heat pump installation in Chelan and Wenatchee, Washington.

Regrettably, a repair isn’t always available—or worth the monetary investment.

Lakeside Heating & Air can help if your heat pump is is far from an easy fix. Call us at 509-284-4265 today for help finding a new system that fits your budget, energy-efficiency goals and home comfort needs.

Our work is backed by a 10-Year Labor & Parts Warranty from JB Warranty.

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4 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump

Even if you’re convinced your heat pump is scheduled for replacement, it can be beneficial to check for common signs to confirm. It may be time to get rid of your heating and cooling system if any of the following apply to your heat pump.

1. Your Heat Pump is More Than 10 Years Old

While we all wish our heat pumps could last for all eternity, they have a pretty defined life span. The longest timeline people most often get out of their system is 15 years.

That’s a great goal, but not always obtainable. If your system fails after its 10th birthday, it’s probably a better financial choice to invest in a newer system.

2. Your Home Comfort is Going Down

As your system ages, it has to work harder to keep up the same level of home comfort you’ve formerly had. Over time, your system might give up some of that power. And if you’ve tried to repair the issue with other repairs to no avail, it’s likely time to select a replacement.

3. Your Heat Pump Seems to Run All the Time

Unless the weather is extremely cold, your heat pump shouldn’t feel like it’s running all the time. Cycles are an important part of the way heat pumps operate. If they’re starting to become less frequent, you have a problem with your system.

4. Your Utility Bills are Increasing

When you purchased your heat pump, you likely looked for an energy-efficient model. Over time, your system might not be able to maintain that efficiency. If you’re seeing your energy bills increasing with no apparent cause, it might be time to look for a new one.

Benefits of Heat Pump Replacement

While you might not be looking forward to finding a replacement, a new heat pump does have some perks for your home.

  • Boosted energy efficiency. If it’s been more than 10 years since you’ve replaced your heat pump, you’re losing out on more energy-efficient models. With SEER ratings now available up to 20 or better, you have more choices for an energy-efficient home than ever before.
  • Better home comfort. With a new heat pump, you’ll have the greatest possible home comfort around. Any power your last system lost over time will be returned—and maybe then some.
  • More control over your system. Maybe you received your system from your home’s previous owners. Maybe you’re just looking for an upgrade. Either way, replacing your system is the perfect time to take control of your system. You can pick a smart thermostat or accessories like an air purifier. It’s your choice when you make the change!

What’s the Next Step Toward a New Heat Pump?