Heat Pump Replacement
Heat Pump Replacement Company
There’s the sinking feeling in your gut when you go to start your heat pump, but it fails to cycle on. Will this be a simple repair, or are you looking at needing to replace your system? Fortunately, there are indications that tell you when you are nearing a heater replacement.
The experts at Velocity Air Conditioning can easily help you identify when replacing your system will save you money. They’ll also help you identify the best options for your home based on your specific needs. Call today to schedule your in-home heater or heat pump replacement evaluation today.
Signs You Need a Heat Pump Replacement
When you understand the signs that you require a heater or heat pump replacement, you can reduce some of your ongoing stress. Consider these signs, and plan for your replacement before you’re left in the cold.
Old Heating System
The average forced air gas furnace has an expected service life of 15 to 20 years, when maintained annually. For a heat pump in Florida, you’re looking at a service life of 8 to 12 years. If your system is more than 20 years old, you’ll want to start planning for a heat pump or heater replacement.
Technology changes greatly over time, even in the HVAC sector. The minimum efficiency standards have increased over the last 20 years. That means that not only will you have more efficiency simply because you’re replacing an aging unit, but also because the minimum efficiency required has increased since you last upgraded.
Your Heat pump Is Continually Breaking Down
It is common knowledge in the heating and cooling industry that heating units typically have substantially more repairs over their last two years. This happens because the components they contain wear out with use. If you have multiple service calls every year to keep your heating system running, look at the age and start considering a replacement.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
As your system runs, small airborne particles collect in your ducts and throughout the system. Those small particles get picked up by the air your system forces through, redistributing them back into your home.
If you notice a lot of dust around your home, especially around your vents, these contaminants have built up within your system. Combined with age and repair frequency, this may indicate that it’s time for a replacement.
A single major repair may be enough to warrant a new unit if it happens after the warranty expires. For a gas furnace, this would be something like a cracked heat exchanger. For a heat pump, this might include a leaking coil or a burned out compressor.
Climbing Energy Consumption
Along with increasing repairs, older units also consume more power to continue heating your home. While some mechanical problems or neglected maintenance may cause the same thing, combining this with age is a key indication a new unit is on the horizon.
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Understanding Heaters vs Heat Pumps
As you look at your options for keeping your home warm, explore technologies beyond what you currently have in place. Start by understanding the difference between your standard heaters and furnaces versus heat pumps.
Electric and Gas Heaters
The standard approach to heating is a furnace that heats the air moving through the system. It may be an electric resistance heater, or more likely a furnace that burns some fuel to generate the heat. Fuel-burning furnaces, like natural gas, are substantially more efficient than electric resistance heaters. However, in the mild winters around the Tampa Bay area, heat pumps are a very popular options because of the even higher efficiency.
Heat pumps work on the same principles as an air conditioner, where they transfer heat using a refrigerant. When used for heating, they absorb heat from the air outside and transfer it inside using a coil and the circulating air. Because heat pumps aren’t actually generating heat, they don’t lose any heat, making them exceptionally efficient. If it’s time for a heater replacement, you may want to evaluate whether upgrading to a heat pump may be a good investment for your home.
Quality Heat Pump Replacement Services
Velocity Air Conditioning brings over 25 years of heater and heat pump installation and repair experience to the greater Tampa area. We are a family-owned business that brings personal service to heater and heat pump replacements. Our team focuses on not only getting the job done well, but giving you a good experience, including cleaning up when we’re done with your job.
Don’t wait until your family is shivering over the cold winter nights to deal with an aging or malfunctioning heating system. Call (813) 370-0299 to schedule your heater or heat pump replacement with the expert technicians at Velocity Air Conditioning today.