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What Is The Life Expectancy Of A Heat Pump?

The Condition Of Your Heat Pump

Having proper cooling and heating around the house feels nice, but there is sometimes a question at the back of our minds: will my HVAC system die on me soon? Winder heat pump owners might worry about how long their unit will be providing for them, especially if there’s evidence that something’s wrong or malfunctioning.

At Absolute Comfort Air, we know how important a quality, long-lasting heat pump is. That’s why we’d like to answer these questions:

  • What is my heat pump life expectancy?
  • How can I make sure my heat pump lasts for a long time?
  • How do I approach getting a heat pump replacement?

If you have any worries about your heat pump’s lifespan, we’d like to clear them up. Any homeowner with active knowledge of their unit’s health will have a better chance of extending its operational life.

Heat Pump Life Expectancy

The average heat pump should have a life expectancy of around 15 years. What’s important is that your heat pump’s lifespan isn’t necessarily set in stone — there are plenty of factors that can affect it for better or worse. Assuming that your unit will serve you forever without any care given to it will lead you to disappointment.

A well-picked, properly maintained heat pump may very well stay with you for all 15 years if not more. Conversely, an uncared-for unit could die out on you after only 10 years, assuming a neglected emergency doesn’t strike first. Your system will reward you for taking good care of it, and suffer if ignored. With this in mind, don’t let your unit down — or it’ll let you down!

How Can I Boost My Heat Pump Lifespan?

Being proactive when it comes to your heat pump is the best way to help secure it a long life. While its life expectancy can never be guaranteed, you will dramatically improve your odds by making smart choices. So what are these choices? Bolstering your unit’s health starts with good planning, and continues with regular care and swift intervention.

1. Choosing A Heat Pump

Not all heat pumps are alike — in fact, there are several different varieties to choose from. By ensuring your heating system is tailored for your climate, lifestyle and needs, you can make things easier for yourself and your heat pump. For homeowners, the two most common kinds of units are air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps.

Air source heat pumps (ASHP) draw upon the outdoor air when delivering heating and cooling. Severe temperatures can limit these systems’ ability to fulfill these demands. Because they are reliant on the air itself, ASHP units will struggle in environments that get extremely hot or cold.

Ground source heat pumps (GSHP) do what ASHP units do while instead using the temperature from the ground. Because ground temperature is more stable than the air, GSHP systems are much better in very hot or cold climates than the alternative.

2. Quality Installation

All the care in the world won’t do a heat pump well unless the installation itself is done right. Smart installation means more than just knowing the ins and outs of these complex units — it’s about choosing a system that’s best for your home’s size, layout and climate.

Only trusted professionals can make sure this task is fulfilled. By trusting your heat pump installation to Absolute Comfort Air, you can rest easy knowing your unit will be specially tailored for your home’s needs.

3. Proper Heat Pump Maintenance

Any HVAC system that isn’t regularly maintained and cleaned will fail on you, and heat pumps are no different. For instance, did you know your heat pump’s air filter should be changed at least once every three months?

Changing air filters, cleaning coils and checking refrigerant levels are all important for maximizing your unit’s lifespan. Scheduling maintenance visits with Absolute Comfort Air can not only help keep your unit in good condition but also identify potential issues before they grow into big problems.

4. Smart Usage

Heat pumps should be treated with care, or they will start to malfunction. Minimizing the strain on your unit will keep it in action much longer. Try not to use the unit more than necessary, and when you find yourself having to keep it on often, make sure to clean and examine it more regularly.

Too frequent cycling between cooling and heating can stress your heat pump, especially if outside temperatures are already extreme. If you want your unit to do well, try to recognize its limits.

5. Knowing When To Upgrade

While it might sound counterintuitive, heat pump replacement can sometimes be the best choice for addressing your heating and cooling needs. Newer systems have better performance, utilities and lifespans than older models.

If you don’t want to rely on an outdated or aging system, you can upgrade to give your house’s comfort a quality boost. Don’t hesitate to turn to Absolute Comfort Air if you’re considering a replacement, as we can guide you along and make sure your new unit is the best fit for your home.

All Your Heat Pump Needs With Absolute Comfort Air

Whether it be heat pump replacement, installation or maintenance, Absolute Comfort Air is on top of it here in Winder. Since you know how many different factors can influence your unit’s life expectancy, why risk it at all?

Our experienced technicians will treat your system with as much respect as though it were our own. To secure the future of your home’s heating and cooling, give Absolute Comfort Air a call!

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