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Signs You Need a New Heat Pump

If your heat pump is on its last legs, it’s a good idea to be able to recognize the signs. Otherwise, you run the risk of having it die on you when you need it the most. As we move deeper into the summer, you should familiarize yourself with the indications that you need a new heat pump system. Let’s take a look at those indications now.

Dropping Efficiency

As a heat pump gets older and wears down, it will start to lose efficiency. The system will be forced to stay on for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate. This will result in a corresponding rise in your heat pump bills. If your heat pump is costing more and more to operate for no apparent reason, you may need a new one.

Rising Repairs

Eventually, the heat pump will become so worn down that parts of it will start to fail in rapid succession. Normally, a heat pump shouldn’t need repairs more than once every few years. If you need to repair your heat pump multiple times a year, it’s a pretty good indication that you need to replace it.


Heat pumps are manufactured to last right around 10 years. Once a heat pump gets past that age, it starts to develop all kinds of problems like those listed above. You can keep your system operating past that age, as long as you’re willing to spend the money. Honestly, though, it’s far more cost effective to just install a new system. If your heat pump is older than 10 years, you should talk to a professional about whether or not to replace it.

Sunset Air offers a full range of heat pump installation services throughout Olympia, WA. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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