Hopefully, you’ve been taking good care of your heat pump over the years. The better you look after it, the longer it will last and the better the return on your investment will be. No matter how well you take care of your system, though, you will eventually need to replace it. You probably don’t want to have to replace your heating system in the middle of winter, so it’s a good idea to be able to tell when your system is about to give out. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your heat pump this winter.

Rising Costs

It should come as no surprise that the more you use your heat pump, the more it’s going to cost to operate it from month to month. However, there’s a difference between that and a steady increase for no apparent reason. Heat pumps lose efficiency as they age, forcing them to operate for longer periods of time in order to compensate for their lost efficiency. This causes your costs to rise substantially over time. If your heat pump is costing more and more to operate for no apparent reason, you may need a new one.

Repairs Spike

Older heat pumps have a lot more wear on their various parts, making it much more likely for problems to occur over time. Every heat pump needs repairs every once in a while, of course. However, if you need to repair your heat pump every few months, you very likely need to have it replaced.

Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers comprehensive heat pump installation and replacement services throughout Rockville, MD. If you need to have your heat pump replaced, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that you get a heat pump that meets your needs.