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When to Replace Your Heat Pump

If you take really good care of your heat pump, you can probably get it to last well over a decade. No matter how well you look after your heat pump, though, you will eventually have to install a new one. It’s best that you be able to recognize when you need a new heat pump, so that you aren’t surprised by it suddenly dying on you. Let’s take a look at some of the indications that you need to replace your heat pump.

Poor Efficiency

As the years wear on, your heat pump will become more and more worn down. This will cause a steady loss of efficiency, which forces the system to stay on for a longer and longer period of time in order to compensate. This added operating time will cause a spike in the cost of your bills. If your monthly heat pump bills are rising for no apparent reason, you may need a new heat pump.

Rising Repairs

At some point, the amount of wear and tear on the heat pump will go part simple efficiency drops and start to cause widespread malfunctions. Parts of the system will start to break down in rapid succession, causing a dramatic increase in repair needs. If you need to repair your heat pump every few months, then you need a new one.


Heat pumps last around 15 years under ideal circumstances. Past that point, they become increasingly more difficult and expensive to maintain. If your heat pump is older than 15 years, it might be a good idea to talk to a professional about replacing it.

SPS Mechanical Inc. offers a full range of heat pump repair services throughout West Deptford, NJ. If you need a heat pump system installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today to schedule an appointment.

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