Heat Pump Replacement Company
Do you get worried when your heat pump doesn’t turn on? If a heat pump can’t make heat or move heat properly, you might need a heat pump replacement. Knowing that your heat pump works is important in the long run. 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. And inform you on what heat pump installation costs. Call today to schedule your in-home heater or heat pump replacement evaluation today.
Signs You Need a Heat Pump Replacement
Knowing when to replace your heater or heat pump can help alleviate some of your ongoing stress. Here are signs to consider so you’re prepared for the future and not left behind.
- Old Heating System
A gas furnace usually lasts 15-20 years with yearly maintenance. In Florida, a heat pump typically lasts 8-12 years. If your system is over 20 years old, you should begin considering replacing your heat pump or heater.
Technology changes greatly over time, even in the HVAC sector. The minimum efficiency standards have increased over the last 20 years. Replacing an old unit will increase efficiency. The required minimum efficiency has also increased since your last upgrade.
- Your Heat pump Is Frequently Breaking Down
Heating units often need more repairs in their last two years, as known in the heating and cooling industry. This happens because the components they contain wear out with use. If you frequently need to call for heating system repairs, consider checking its age and contemplating purchasing a new one.
- Poor Indoor Air Quality
As your system runs, small airborne particles collect in your ducts and throughout the system. The air your system forces through picks up those small particles and distributes them back into your home.
Seeing a lot of dust in your home, especially near your vents, indicates that pollutants have built up in your system. Combined with age and repair frequency, this may indicate that it’s time for a replacement.
- Major Repairs
A single major repair may be enough to warrant a new unit if it happens after the warranty expires. In the case of a gas furnace, an example would be a fractured 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. When a machine ages and starts experiencing problems, it indicates that a substitution is imminent.
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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 conventional method of heating typically involves a furnace that warms the air circulating within the system. This furnace can operate on either electric resistance heating or, more commonly, by combusting fuel to produce heat. Furnaces fueled by substances such as natural gas exhibit considerably enhanced efficiency compared to electric resistance heaters.
Heat pumps operate based on the fundamental principles similar to air conditioners. These devices employ a refrigerant to facilitate the transfer of heat. Heat pumps take heat from outside and bring it inside using a coil and air circulation when in heating mode.
The absence of heat generation contributes to their exceptional energy efficiency, minimizing heat loss. Choosing a heat pump for your home’s heating system can be a smart and valuable investment. It can improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency.
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 not only completes the job effectively but also ensures a pleasant experience for you. We make sure to clean up after we finish.
Don’t wait for cold winter nights to fix an old or broken heating system for your family. Call (813) 370-0299 to schedule your heater or heat pump replacement with the expert technicians at Velocity Air Conditioning today.