Heat Pump Installation
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Benefits of Heat Pumps
You have likely heard about how much more efficient heat pumps are compared to other heating options. However, there are additional benefits you’ll enjoy when you install a new heat pump, including:
- Only one unit to maintain, repair or replace.
- It’s quieter than a furnace.
- Less environmental impact than a furnace.
Heat Pump Installation Options
There isn’t only one kind of heat pump, and each has their benefits. If you’re replacing a traditional heating system, consider these differences, and what may offer better heating and cooling for your home.
Central Handling Heat Pumps
If you have an electric or gas furnace right now, you have a central air handling system. This draws air through a single unit, heats or cools it, then pushes it back out into your home. When you install a heat pump, you can pipe it into the same system, allowing you to continue using your existing ducts. This is especially popular if you already have a central air conditioner, and you’re replacing both systems with the heat pump.
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Ductless systems install smaller air handlers throughout your home, usually on an exterior wall. This allows you to better control the temperature in different areas of your home, further improving efficiency and comfort.
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Indications It’s Time For A New Heat Pump
If your home already relies on a heat pump to keep you comfortable, it will require a replacement at some point. Understanding the following signs that indicate a new system helps relieve the stress of not knowing it that will happen.
You Can’t Remember Your Last Replacement:
Nationally, the average heat pump may last 10 to 15 years. However, due to the high humidity and airborne salt in coastal Florida, the expected service life is 8 to 12 years. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your unit, it may be time to have it evaluated to see if it’s time for a replacement heat pump installation.
Your unit should operate nearly silently when it’s working correctly. If it’s making loud screeching, clanging, rattling, or hissing, it has a problem that needs attention. Some of these sounds, combined with age, indicate that it’s nearing the end of its service life.
The Heat Pump Won’t Cycle:
If your heat pump won’t cycle, it’s obvious that it has a problem. Depending on the age and the repairs required, it may be time for an upgrade. Multiply the cost of all the repairs you’ve had over the last two years by the age of your unit. If that exceeds the cost of a new unit, start planning for your replacement.
Increasing Repairs and Energy Consumption:
Heat pumps experience slowly degrading efficiency as it nears the end of its service life. When this happens, you see an increase in energy consumption and find yourself calling for repairs more frequently. Keep an eye on both of these factors to gauge when your unit starts operating at reduced capacity.
Some repairs are so significant that it makes more sense to replace your unit. Commonly, this includes replacing the heat pump compressor, or either the evaporator or condensing coil. Part of the expense of replacing these components is evacuating the refrigerant and then recharging the system. This is especially true if your current system was manufactured before 2010, and uses the now banned R22 refrigerant.
Tampa Bay’s Heat Pump Installation Experts
Velocity Air Conditioning is a family-owned heat pump service provider, offering new heat pump installation with system maintenance and repair. Our team brings over 25 years of experience to the area to keep your home comfortable throughout the year.
When you need to a new heat pump, make sure you get the best systems with the right solution for your space. Our technicians can help you identify the right size unit for your home. We install the best brands on the market for most budgets, so there’s never a question about the system’s quality.
Get all the benefits of using a heat pump to keep your greater Tampa Bay area home comfortable. Whether you’re installing a new heat pump for the first time, or replacing an existing unit, let the experts at Velocity Air Conditioning make it happen. Call (813) 370-0299 to schedule your appointment for a free in-home evaluation.